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State Rep. James Arciero recently attended the Eagle Scout induction ceremony for Max Robert Bernstein of Westford Boy Scout Troop 195. Bernstein received the Eagle Scout badge, the highest award given in scouting, at a ceremony held at St Catherine of Alexandria Church of Westford.
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 the leadership ability of an Eagle Scout candidate.
Bernstein’s project involved the designing, building and installation of eight benches at the Crisafulli School’s vegetable garden. As part of the ceremony, Arciero presented Berstein with a citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to mark the occasion. Arciero is also an Eagle Scout.