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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Andy Harnishfeger earns rank of Eagle Scout

Andy Harnishfeger was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor held at Langhorne Presbyterian Church. Core Creek Park was the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

He built an enclosure for the refuse containers in the boating area of the park. The enclosure helps keep the trash cans secure against being knocked over by the wind or vandals.

Andy has held several leadership positions with Boy Scout Troop 19, including Patrol Leader and Quartermaster. In addition to camping extensively with his troop, he completed the One Mile Swim when he was 11 and is a member of Order of the Arrow. Andy is known in his troop as an expert on the various kinds of knots.

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Matthew Stockburger is newly inducted Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 99’s Matthew Stockburger recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Matthew created a storage area for outdoor toys and sports equipment at Steeple Kids Preschool, which is located at Langhorne United Methodist Church.

The project included painting, installing shelving and storage, and building wheeled storage units that allow teachers to move items to and from the outdoor play areas. He describes the project as a way for him to give something back as a member of the church and an alumnus of Steeple Kids Preschool.

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Newtown’s Troop 29 Elijah Brown earns rank of Eagle

Newtown Boy Scout Troop 29’s Elijah Brown recently earned the highest advancement rank in scouting – that of Eagle Scout. The son of David and Martha Brown of Trevose, Elijah completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project for the Middletown Grange.

Elijah and his team of Scout volunteers painted the snack bar building at the fairgrounds in Wrightstown. The project included preparing the cinderblock and wooden structure by scraping old paint and clearing away brush along the foundation before the new paint could be applied.

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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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Vlad Karepov earns rank of Eagle Scout

Vlad Karepov, son of Natalia Levina of Newtown, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Vlad completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project at Pennsbury Manor in Morrisville, where he led a team of volunteers in clearing a trail and planting trees.

His group of volunteers also designed, constructed and installed a garden bench to match those already in use at the historic property.

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