The following was submitted by State Representative James Arciero (D-Westford). To submit your own content, e-mail [email protected]
State Representative James Arciero recently attended the Eagle Scout induction ceremony for three young Westford men from Boy Scout Troop 437.
Alexander McKinley, Matthew Romano and Benjamin Weaver each received the Eagle Scout badge, the highest award in scouting, at a joint ceremony held at American Legion Post 437 in Westford.
American Legion Post 437 sponsors and is the homebase for the troop. To achieve the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges in a number of different areas ranging from government to recreational activities.
In addition, Eagle Scout candidates must plan and complete an extensive Eagle Scout project which usually consists of coordinating the materials, manpower and cooperation of many individuals to achieve the objective of the project.
Such projects usually benefit community groups or civic organizations and represent service to society as well as a demonstration of thee leadership ability of an Eagle scout candidate.
As part of the ceremony, State Representative James Arciero, who is an Eagle Scout as well, presented the three with citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to mark the auspicious occasion.