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State Rep. James Arciero recently attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Jay Eggert, Alex Ciulla and Evan Lewin, all members of Westford Boy Scout Troop 437. 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. It is the highest award given in scouting.
In addition, Eagle Scout candidates must plan and complete an extensive Eagle Scout project which consists of coordinating the materials, manpower, and cooperation of many individuals to achieve the objective of the project. Such projects benefit community groups or civic organizations and represent service to society as well as a demonstration of the leadership required to be an Eagle Scout. Jay Eggert’s project beautified Westford Academy’s grounds by constructing housing for its trash cans and Alex Ciulla added additional seating and planter boxes for the school’s outdoor cafeteria area. Evan Lewin’s project required him to rebuild raised garden beds for the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, supporting their in-house gardening program.
As part of the ceremony, Arciero, who is also an Eagle Scout, presented all three Scouts with official citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to mark the auspicious occasion.
Pictured are Eagle Scouts Jay Eggert, Alex Ciulla, Evan Lewin and State Representative James Arciero, all of Westford.