Lee Kownurko achieves Eagle Scout status

Lee Kownurko of Boy Scout Troop 99 said he is “proud to join the rank of Eagle with all of his brother Scouts who have become Eagles before him.”

The Washington Crossing resident is the son of Karen Lee Kane Kownurko and the late Kirk Kownurko. A junior fire fighter with Upper Makefield Fire Company since the age of 14, it wasn’t a surprise when Lee chose them as the recipient of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

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BSA Troop 99 completes sailing camp

Boy Scouts from Newtown’s Troop 99 recently completed a merit badge sailing camp in Oyster Bay, NY. The Scouts camped for five days near the WaterFront Center and completed the requirements for the Small-Boat Sailing merit badge. They also earned their Small-Boat Sailor certifications from the US SAILING organization.

The camp was conducted in partnership with the WaterFront Center, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting community sailing and other environmentally-friendly ways to enjoy the waters of Oyster Bay.

Pictured back row from left, instructors Tyler Douglas and Rohan Rao, Counselors Eric Roberts and James Fiore; Scouts are, from left, CJ Austin, Colin Chaar, Matt Gallant, AJ Fiore, Ben Grondahl, Henry Polli, Justin McLaughlan, Colton El-Habr, and Christopher Farese.

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Brandon Fricker earns rank of Eagle Scout

Brandon Fricker, son of Bill and Diane Fricker of New Hope, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Boy Scout Troop 99 Scout recently completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project at Tohickon Valley Park in Point Pleasant. Brandon led a group of volunteers who removed and replaced 22 campsite markers, which had fallen into disrepair with a uniform set of new ones they created.

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New Eagle Scout, Alex Perkins

Alex Perkins, son of Michelle and Scoutmaster Emeritus Michael Perkins of Newtown, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Troop 99 Scout performed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project in the National Cemetery at Washington Crossing. He designed and installed a memorial to recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Alex was drawn to the project in the cemetery because of his interest in the military and because of family members who have previously and are currently serving in the armed forces.

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