It is that time of year when the scouting season has ramped up and Scouts work on their advancement, leadership, and other foundational skills. Some will choose the highest rank of Eagle.
On June 18, Boy Scout Troop 262 welcomed two new Eagle Scouts Sean Kenyon and Connor Jantz.
Both scouts are members of Troop 262, of Webster, and Bay Waters District as part of the Seneca Waterways Council. Assemblyman Mark Johns attended the ceremony providing congratulatory remarks and fondly remembering his own Eagle Scout experience and leadership development.
Kenyon completed his Eagle project for Mary Cariola Children’s Center, a nonprofit agency, providing services to children and young adults with complex needs and disabilities through its school serving 50 school districts in Monroe and surrounding counties and the residential program. Kenyon led the project that included cleaning and reorganizing over 2,400 square feet of storage, with over 30 volunteers and over 180 volunteer hours. The storage area was vacuumed, swept, labeled and sorted. Shelving and storage space was cleaned and cleared for storage, consolidation of items and rearranged for ease of use.
Jantz interviewed veterans from the Cherry Ridge retirement community about their time of service. The video tapes were sent to the Library of Congress to be permanently preserved through its Veterans History Project. Each veteran received a booklet about all the interviews and a copy of their interview.
Both Kenyon and Jantz have both begun their first year of college. Jantz is in Army ROTC at Syracuse University, studying political science and policy studies on a pre-law track at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Kenyon is a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology in civil engineering technology and is a midshipman in the Navy ROTC program at the University of Rochester.
An Eagle Scout rank is one of the highest achievements a scout can earn. Troop 262 congratulates Kenyon andJantz on this significant achievement and wish them the best in their future endeavors.