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State Rep. James Arciero recently attended the Eagle Scout induction ceremony for Leonardo Cheng, Brendan D’Aquino and Henry Li of Westford Boy Scout Troop 95. All three scouts attained the Eagle Scout Badge, the highest award given in scouting.
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.
Cheng received his badge after undertaking a project at Westford Academy to construct and install wooden compost bins for the school’s composting program. For his project, D’Aquino built two Little Free Libraries for the patrons of the Roudenbush Community Center and the students at Abbot Elementary School. Finally, Li constructed and installed Free Standing Skate/Ski racks for the Westford Academy Nordic Team.
As part of the ceremony, Arciero, who is also an Eagle Scout, presented the three scouts with individual citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to mark the auspicious occasion.
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