Kyle Jaggard is new Eagle Scout

Kyle Jaggard of Newtown’s Troop 99 recently earned the highest rank in Scouting, that of Eagle Scout. Kyle chose the American Legion Morell Smith Post #440 as the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

He led a group of volunteers in the project which included refinishing the 2500-square-feet of 50-year-old wooden flooring at hall.

“The troop uses the Legion Hall as a meeting place and has for years, so it was a good way to give back by helping with the upkeep of the property” explained Kyle when asked why he chose this project.

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John Bilcik is new Eagle Scout

John V. Bilcik, of Boy Scout Troop #29 in Newtown, was recently recognized at a Court of Honor ceremony held at Langhorne Presbyterian Church for earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

As part of the requirements for earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts, he completed an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project at Core Creek Park. John always knew he wanted to give back to the park he grew up in and had many fond memories there with friends and Scouts.

With the help of his troop, family and friends, John constructed and installed two park directories at the entrances to Core Creek Park.

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Justin Ross achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Justin Ross, of Boy Scout Troop 607 in Morrisville, has recently earned the highest rank in scouting, that of Eagle Scout. He completed a clothing drive for people living in Ukraine as his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, after hearing of a family friend’s efforts to send warm clothing back to her hometown there.

Learning that many people living there did not have enough warm clothing to see them through the winter inspired Justin to find a way to help. He created flyers, and with the help of his fellow Scouts, left them in the mailboxes in several communities.

Justin and his team of volunteers collected, sorted and packaged 400 pounds of warm clothing. He arranged for shipment by a Ukrainian company in order to get the packages delivered as quickly as possible.

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Andrew Cabo attains Eagle Scout ranking

Troop 99’s Andrew Joseph Cabo recently earned the highest rank in Boy Scouts, that of Eagle Scout.

Andrew chose to complete his Eagle Scout Leadership Service project for the Newtown Township Parks and Recreation Department after learning their Chandler Park Little League Fields needed a flagpole. He and his team of volunteers installed a 35-foot-tall flagpole at the fields on Sycamore Street.

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Roger Yu attains rank of Eagle Scout

Roger Yu is Newtown Troop 99’s newest Eagle Scout. The son of Yizhong Yu and Ping Zhou of Newtown, Roger completed an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project entitled “Bucks County Veterans and Their Stories.”

As part of his project, Roger worked with a team of fellow Scouts to record the experiences of local veterans in peacetime and in war. The final work is on display at the library at Council Rock High School North. He was drawn to the project because he wanted to preserve history in a unique way.

Roger found the project appealing because it offered him a chance to talk with these veterans and work with video editing technology. Roger has served in several leadership positions with Troop 99 including Patrol Leader, Scribe, Librarian and Troop Guide. He is also a Brotherhood member of Order of the Arrow Ajapeu Lodge #2 and serves as his troop’s OA representative.

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Sean Lawall is newest Troop 29 Eagle

Sean Lawall, son of Catherine and David Lawall of Newtown, is the newest Eagle Scout at Troop 29. He was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor on April 23rd.

Sean chose his school, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, as the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. He led a team of volunteers from his Troop in reorganizing the music storage room at the school, which had been damaged by water.

As part of the project, the group reorganized the contents of the room. They also refurbished and restrung guitars at the school. Sean donated new bass guitars and equipment for the program, which he purchased with money left over from his carwash fundraiser.

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Steven Weaner earns Eagle Scout status

Steven Weaner, son of Scott and Elizabeth Weaner of Yardley, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. The Troop 46 Boy Scout performed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project for the Lower Makefield Township Park and Recreation Department.

Steven designed a Gaga Court which he installed with the help of seven Scouts from his Troop, at Community Park near the swimming pool complex. The court has a 20-foot diameter concrete pad surrounded by a 5-foot tall wall constructed of wood. It is designed to allow players of all ages to play Gaga, a game similar to Dodgeball.

The project was funded by donations from various local businesses.

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Liam Getty earns rank of Eagle Scout

Liam Samuel Getty, of Morrisville’s Boy Scout Troop 3, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Liam chose to complete his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project on the grounds of Holy Trinity School in Morrisville.

The son of Samuel and Donna Getty, Liam designed and created an outdoor learning center for the school, which he had attended as an elementary student. Working with Master Gardener Annie Milionis, Liam led a team of fellow Scouts, family and friends on the project which took over 100 hours to complete.

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Corey Pinkas attains Eagle Scout status

Corey Pinkas recently became the newest Eagle Scout in Addisville Reformed Church’s Boy Scout Troop 145. As part of the requirements for the highest rank in Boy Scouts, he completed an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project at Chandler Hall in Newtown, in memory of his grandmother Rose Avolio who was a resident there.

The project required almost 400 hours to complete with the help of his troop, family and friends. It included excavation and construction of a tipple stone path, the erection of a pergola, a revamp of the garden plots and landscape beautification.

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Eric Hertenberger is new Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 19’s Eric J. Hertenberger was recently recognized at a Court of Honor at Langhorne Presbyterian Church for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Eric chose to complete his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project in Catawissa Park in Langhorne Borough.

Working in conjunction with Langhorne Open Space, Inc., Eric and his team of volunteers spent 115 man-hours clearing an overgrown trail in the park.

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