Soar Like an Eagle

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Millstone Boy Scout Troop 116 is proud to announce that two of their scouts, Derek Matthews and Michael Sosa, have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle award is the highest and most coveted rank in Scouting. It is the last major step in the advancement program of Boy Scouts. In any one hundred scouts, only two will reach the Eagle rank. There are several requirements that must be met in order to become an Eagle Scout which involve holding leadership positions, achieving twenty one or more merit badges, being an active member in the troop and most importantly to plan, develop, and carry out a service project worthy of an Eagle Scout. For Michael’s project, he designed and built a raised 10 x10 foot garden for special needs K-2 students at the Millstone Primary School. The goal of the project was for current and future special needs students to learn necessary life skills by planting in and taking care of the garden. Derek’s project was to make a documentary that focused on the Vietnam Veterans’ perspectives of the Vietnam War. This project allowed ten Vietnam Veterans the opportunity to share their experiences during the war. This documentary was distributed to the Veterans of the Vietnam War Coalition to be used in the local schools to educate the students about the Vietnam War. Both the boys’ projects were extremely educational and emotional undertakings and all of those involved in these projects benefitted tremendously from them. Millstone Troop 116 is pleased to recognize the incredible achievements of Derek and Michael on November 29th at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor.