Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A well Deserved Grats All Around to Our New Eagle Scout!

This evening in a culmination of years of hard work, effort, and dedication, my son Peter earned his Eagle Rank as a member of Boy Scout Troop 42, St. Anthony's Church, Teaticket, Massachusetts.  His Mom and I are very proud of him.

Peter worked hard on earning the Eagle rank, which is the highest rank that a boy can obtain in the Scouts program, but he simply could not have accomplished this without the active and incredibly valuable assistance of a number of people, most notably his Scoutmaster, Russ Brown.

Russ Brown - an Amazing Man and Scoutmaster!
Although he leads an incredibly busy - one is tempted to say hectic - life, Russ has been Scoutmaster of Troop 42 for as long as I can remember and not simply because his own two boys were members.  His son Lucas was a member of my WEBELOS Den in Pack 41 when Yvonne and I pitched in as Den Leaders, and Lucas was one of the wonderful group of boys who worked very hard to obtain their Arrow of Light Awards - and I know that that was a proud moment for Russ and his wife not to mention Lucas and his brother Jacob.

They say that it takes a village and it does, but we are so fortunate that our village is populated by people like Russ, the Carters, the Howlands, the Abrams, the Fullers, the Geisheckers, and everyone else from Troop 42 - you are all an amazing Village!

Yvonne and I want to thank all of you, but in particular we want to thank Russ -- thanks mate!

Peter at Scout Camp - Good on Ya Peter!

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