HUGE congratulations to Stephen and Luke for each earning their Eagle Scout rank this week!

For his project, Steve built a new block long retaining wall at St Cecilia School in Pennsauken. He’s had quite a Scouting career, earning three 50 miler awards on the Appalachian Trail (Shenandoah, Vermont/Massachusetts, and Maryland), the BSA Camping Award, and was 2015’s Memorial Award recipient. He served for several years as Patrol Leader, and is currently an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. In one of those “this will never be repeated” achievements, Steve came up from Delaware to be in Troop 48… nearly six years of an hour trip each way for the meetings! He’s not done either, as he is slated to go out to Washington State with the troop this summer! Stephen becomes our 118th Eagle Scout!

For his project, Luke sanded and painted a score of picnic tables at Camp FAC (the former YMCA Camp Moore) in Marlton, cleaned up the trails, pulled weeds from the volleyball court, and did a few other odd jobs. Luke also had quite the Scouting career. He camped out with the troop for 136 nights, including making seven summer trips and earning the Silver Bullet Award twice! He also earned FIVE 50 Miler Awards (Batona Trail, Grand Tetons, Shenandoah, Batona Trail [again], and Vermont/Massachusetts) and finished his career with just over 400 miles of backpacking with the troop. He aged out this Spring, and is set to go to Rowan University in the Fall. Luke becomes our 119th Eagle Scout!

We’re all very proud of your achievements and the men you have grown up to be. Congrats to each of you from all of us here at Troop 48!