BSA Troop 10 honors three new Eagle Scouts

Scouts BSA Troop 10, Yardley is proud to celebrate three of its Scouts achieving the rank of Eagle.

Eagle Scouts Peter Patrick, Keith Brown, and William Tustin were honored on March 10th, at Yardley Methodist Church on Yardley-Langhorne Road, Yardley.

This most recent Eagle Court of Honor for Troop 10 was a testament to the consistent mentoring that Troop 10 has provided for all its Scouts and the perseverance of these new Eagle Scouts.

The Eagle projects planned and led by Peter, Keith, and Billy resulted in notable benefits to our local community. For his Eagle service project, Peter Patrick built a 40’x4’ walkway at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church Rectory. The main goal was to provide a safe path across the grass for visitors to walk on so they would not have to walk around or through the grass.

Since this was a big task that required a lot of physical labor, he recruited several friends and other Scouts to help dig and then place the four tons of gravel, one ton of sand, and the many stones.

This was all paid for by the generous donations of the parishioners of St. Ignatius Church.

When deciding what he wanted to do for his project Keith Brown received guidance from Monica Tierney of Lower Makefield Township, which led to the idea of improving the entrance garden to Five Mile Woods.

Keith presented his plan to the LMT Parks and Rec Committee and it was approved unanimously. With planning help from John Heilferty of Five Mile Woods, this complex, carpentry-heavy project was a success.

It involved removing the old deteriorated garden border entirely and copying the shape with a new wooden border by fitting it together like puzzle pieces.

The project was completed in August, 2023 with the help of Troop 10 volunteers, Lower Makefield Township, and Keith’s family and friends, including expertise from Landscape Architect, Ben Engleman.

For his Eagle Scout service project, William Tustin had the opportunity to work with VFW Post 6393 and build what he has called the Appreciation Circle.

The Appreciation Circle is a circle made of pavers with benches on top. It can be used as a place one can go for reflection and remembering those that have served our great nation as well as a meeting spot for the post.

Building it was definitely challenging, and Billy thanks all of the Scouts and parents who came out to help with the project construction. He also thanks all those who donated to his project, as without their support it would not have been possible.

During the Eagle Court of Honor in March, the three newest Eagle Scouts shared stories, gratitude for their mentors and Troop 10 leaders, including Scoutmaster Steve Daniel and former Scoutmaster Mickey Ingles, as well as words of wisdom for younger Scouts.

Special ceremony attendees included Brian Fitzpatrick* of the U.S. House of Representatives, State Senator Steve Santarsiero, State Representative Perry Warren, Bucks Country Commissioner

Robert Harvie, Jr., Lower Makefield Township Supervisor John Lewis, Jason Ahing* of the Washing Crossing Council, and Gus Cales, Sargent at Arms of the Marine Corp League Patriot

Detachment 1230 (*denotes Eagle Scout). A sincere thank you to the Eagle Scout families, Scoutmaster Daniel, Troop 10’s Assistant Scoutmasters, and Dr. Juliet Brown for coordinating the event.

PHOTO CAP: From left, Peter Patrick, Keith Brown, and William Tustin

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