“On May 9th, St. James Troop 301 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Luke Cocchi, Ross Panagiotopoulos and Nicholas Takach. Troop 301was chartered in 1966 at St. James Lutheran Church and to date has had 110 young men reach Scouting’s highest honor. We salute these outstanding young men.”Troy Rosasco
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouting. To reach Eagle Scout rank requires a young man to have a dedication to Scouting and a commitment to the world around him. The Scout must earn 21 badges in areas of First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Environmental Science, Personal Fitness, Camping, Family Life, Personal Management, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving and Cycling, Hiking or Swimming.
In addition to earning the merit badqes the Boy Scout must participate in many activities and finally plan a service project for a religious organization, school or community.
Only 7 percent of Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank. Since the troop was created in 1966 110 young men have worked to earn the rank.Our community has many reasons to be proud of Luke Cocchi, Ross Panagiotopoulos and Nicholas Takach and St. James Troop 301.