Connor Sargent and Parker Story, of Boy Scout Troop 90 in Chili, recently earned their Eagle Scout ranks.
Sargent’s Eagle Scout project consisted of creating care packages for troops overseas. He was able to generate enough money and product after fundraising to send 33 care packages to military men and women serving on ships and foreign soil.
Sargent earned 32 merit badges in 2009-16 as part of his requirement to become an Eagle Scout, including citizenship in the community and the world, camping, environmental science, communication and emergency preparedness.
A minimum of 21 merit badges are required for any Eagle Scout.
Story’s Eagle Scout project consisted of putting on a benefit concert to collect nonperishable food items for those in need. The concert was attended by more than 100 people and collected over 1,000 nonperishable food items for The Father’s House Life Center in Rochester.
Story earned 33 merit badges in 2009-16, including citizenship in the community, theater, environmental science, communication and emergency preparedness.
Both Scouts were joined by their parents, family and friends at a ceremony and reception at First Baptist Church of Chili.
“We are so proud of our troop and the leadership these young men provide through Eagle Scout projects that help our local religious institutions, schools and community,” Scoutmaster Keith Wimer said. “We look to advance as many Scouts as we can to the rank of Eagle and are always pleased with the creativity, thought and effort that go into the projects, especially since fewer than 5 percent of Boy Scouts nationwide attain this illustrious rank.”
Troop 90 celebrated its Spring Court of Awards to honor all Scouts who earned merit badges and who advanced in rank. Ryan Johnson, Joshua Smith and Colin St. Lucia joined the troop at the rank of Scout, Jonathan Miller advanced to Scout 2nd Class and Shane Auble advanced to Life Scout.
“We are very proud of the efforts of all of the Scouts of Troop 90, and are pleased with the initiative put forth by our Scouts and leaders who worked toward the completion of so many merit badges that are important to a Scout’s advancement,” said Jeff Bishoping, advancement chairman.
To support its continuing activities, Troop 90 will hold its annual chicken barbecue Aug. 26.