Congratulations to Troop 1 Stow Eagle Scout Jack Slattery
Receipent of the Knox Trail Council’s Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.
Jack is the 1st scout in Knox Trail Council to receive this award.
Jack produced a video documenting a day in the life of a 19th century schoolhouse for the Stow Historical Society. You can view the video here:
Earlier this winter the Troop added another great addition to their already long line of Eagle Scouts, Daniel Steven Paladini. The Eagle Court of Honor was held at the old town hall on January 2, 2011. The Master of Ceremonies was his brother Alex. The Court was well attended by friends, family, scouts and other dignitaries who presented Dan with special commendations to go along with his well deserved Eagle.
The eagle is the highest award granted to a Scout who attained the goals of the Boy Scouts of America. It symbolizes leadership, ingenuity, and perseverance. The path towards Eagle is both wearing and demanding. But the Eagle Scout, practicing principles outlined by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, has accepted the challenge. His journey has been exciting and discouraging’ work and great fun; fair and stormy. He has aspired to live and serve according to Scouting’s ideals, as well as rendered a significant service to his community. In successfully meeting the challenge, he has grown in stature, and maturity, and has earned our respect.
Congratulations to Dan, you are wearing it well. Click on any of the pictures to see them larger in the light box.
Congratulations to the Troop’s newest Eagle Scout, Peter James Gjeltema!
PJ’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on Saturday, June 26th in the Town Hall. PJ received commendations from the President, Governor, and even the Chairman of the Nashoba Regional School Committee! As usual, this ceremony was well attended and included fellow scouts, friends and family.
Fellow Eagle Andy Hogan was kind enough to share these photos with the troop. Click on the images to see them larger.
Tip of the hat to the Troops newest Eagle, LB. Here’s the smiling man himself after the Eagle Scout Court Of Honor where he received his hard earned award.
The Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Daniel Hayward Blanton was held on Sunday, December 27th at 3pm in the Old Town Hall. It was a well attended ceremony that included friends and family. The Master of Ceremonies was Danny’s brother Bobby. The invocation was given by Rev. David Bennett. John Paul kicked off the formal opening and Gary gave one of his usual great slide shows which chronicled LB’s trail to Eagle. Some really great shots of LB over the years, spanning some Cub Scouting gems up to the high adventure trip in Wyoming. The real treat was watching the actual Eagle presentation, which was given by John Paul. The Eagle badge was pinned to LB’s uniform by a very proud mother.
Following that there were several nice commendations and certificates from the Bruce Trefry of Stow Conservation Commission, Mercedes Tyler presenting the certificate from the Board of Selectmen, and Pat Walrath presenting awards from the State House, Governor Patrick and the US Congress. The event was followed up with a social that included a nice selection of finger foods, including some diced fried SPAM on toothpicks. It wouldn’t be a real Troop event without SPAM. There was also a most impressive collection of Eagle Scouting memorabilia that belongs to LB’s grandfather. It included the original merit badge award cards and the merit badge book to help you decipher many of the awards that are no longer part of the program.
All in all a really nice day. Congratulations to Daniel. It’s a great achievement.
Here are a few more photos of the event. Click on one the pix to see them a bit larger.
It rained. ALOT. So the following pictures capture the bulk of the action. Perhaps a high-water mark for the lowest amount of activity ever for the boys. Many of them never left the lean-to for the entire time, at least they never ventured very far.
Here’s a couple of shots of the so-called action.