199th Court of Honor & Eagle Court of Honor for 2 New Eagles

Troop 12 held their 199th Court of Honor on June 9th, 2017 at St James Church

Jake Skorzewski, the Troop’s Senior Patrol Leader opened the ceremony and called the colors.

Justin Leong is made SPL

Troop Master Carl Joslyn gave some opening remarks and performed a small ceremony handing over the mantle of Senior Patrol Leader from Jake Skorzewski to Justin Leong.

Scout Master Carl Joslyn promoting Justin Leong to Senior Patrol Leader
Scout Master Carl Joslyn promoting Justin Leong to Senior Patrol Leader, current SPL, Jake Skorzewski looks on.
Rev. Melissa Hall
St James’ Rev. Melissa Hall

Rev. Melissa Hall, Rector of St. James Church  performed the invocation for the Court of Honor

Achievements

Before handing out the merit badges earned this year, various Troop Leadership went through some of the non-merit badge achievements earned this past year:

  • Valley Forge Medal
  • Work Day at Glen Gray

 

  • Mt Hebron Cemetery Flag Placement
  • Rededication of Invocation
  • Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Plant Sale

Merit Badges

  • Joseph B. – Personal Fitness
  • Peter Brown – Architecture
  • Michael D. – Veterinary Medicine
  • Thomas D. – Personal Fitness
  • Curtis D. – Personal Fitness
  • Eron E. – Citizenship in the Community
  • Max F. – Citizenship in the Nation
  • Andrew F. – Architecture
  • Ben G. – Architecture, Personal Fitness
  • Sam Joslyn – Architecture
  • Jackson K. – Personal Fitness
  • Sam L. – Citizenship in the World
  • Charles M. – Personal Fitness
  • Armaan N. – Citizenship in the Community, Veterinary Medicine
  • Alex P. – Citizenship in the Nation
  • GianLuca R. – Veterinary Medicine
  • Dale S. – Personal Fitness
  • Liam V. – Communications, Citizenship in the Nation
  • Joshua W. – Citizenship in the World

Rank Advancements

Scout – Ella E., Denzel L.
Tenderfoot – Liam V., Joshua W.
Second Class – Gabe G., Sam L.
First Class – Joseph B., Charles M.
Star – Jackson K.
Life – GianLuca R.

Special Awards

Leave no Trace and TREAD Trainer Certification – Thomas D.
Eagle Bronze Palm – Sam Joslyn
Adult Eagle Knots – Ben Beinish, CJ Kaloudis

The Troop Patrol Cup was won this year by Andrew F. and his Shark Patrol – congratulations Sharks!

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Presenter – Carl Joslyn
Eagle Address – John Hartinger

Eagle Scouts

  • Peter Brown
  • Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski

Justin Leong’s Eagle Scout Project

The work for Justin Leong’s Eagle Scout Project was on June 3rd, 2017 at Essex County’s Brookdale Park. This project was to aid the Brookdale Park Conservation Society, by clearing an area in the park to install two planters for a Pine sapling nursery so that they could be properly protected while they matured until they could be transplanted around the park.

Scout Volunteers that showed up to help were:

  • Aiden K.
  • Max F.
  • Eron E.
  • Arun N
  • Arjun Nischol
  • Andrew F
  • Ben G.
  • Jake Skorzewski
  • Jackson K.
  • Charles M.
  • Keiran M.

Adults who helped:

  • Rich McCann
  • Lori and Sunny Nischol
  • Sean and Sophia Leong
  • Jim Mayer
Top soil, leveling sand and cow manure for the flower beds.
Topsoil, levelling sand and cow manure for the flower beds.
The family car loaded up with top soil, leveling sand, coffee grounds and cow manure.
The family car loaded up with topsoil, levelling sand, coffee grounds and cow manure.
Justin and Aiden begin to clear out their work area.
Justin and Aiden begin to clear out their work area.
Eron, Armaan, Arjun, Justin, Jake, and Charles dig out a trench for the work area.
Eron, Armaan, Arjun, Justin, Jake, and Charles dig out a trench for the work area.
Legacy Park signage used as raw materials for Justin's raised flower beds.
Legacy Park signage used as raw materials for Justin’s raised flower beds.
Justin removing a post from an old park sign.
Justin removing a post from an old park sign.

 

 

 

L. to R. Andrew, Jackson, Aiden, Charles, Keiran, Justin Armaan, and Arjun (off screen) stop for drinks and a snack break.
L. to R. Andrew, Jackson, Aiden, Charles, Keiran, Justin Armaan, and Arjun (off-screen) stop for drinks and a snack break.
Justin places a soda can on Armaan's garden tool sculpture...
Justin places a soda can on Armaan’s garden tool sculpture…
Justin balances a soda can on Armaan's garden tool sculpture...
Justin balances a soda can on Armaan’s garden tool sculpture…
The gang poses near the end of the project v3.
The gang poses near the end of the project v3.
The gang poses near the end of the project v2.
The gang poses near the end of the project.
The gang poses near the end of the project.
The gang poses near the end of the project.
About half-way through the project, one of the raised beds is completed in the background, and in the foreground is all of the soil the boys have extracted for the trench where the beds will go.
About half-way through the project, one of the raised beds is completed in the background, and in the foreground is all of the soil the boys have extracted for the trench where the beds will go.
Another view of the work-site showing the legacy park signage posts removed before they are assembled into the second raised bed.
Another view of the work-site showing the legacy park signage posts removed before they are assembled into the second raised bed.
About half-way through the project, a view of the trench the boys have dug out thus far.
About half-way through the project, a view of the trench the boys have dug out thus far.
Armaan clean and jerk 1
Armaan clean and jerk 1
Armaan clean and jerk 2.
Armaan clean and jerk 2.
Armaan clean and jerk 3
Armaan clean and jerk 3
Ben and Andrew measure out fabric cloth for laying down the first raised bed.
Ben and Andrew measure out fabric cloth for laying down the first raised bed.
A different view of the fabric cloth being measured out.
A different view of the fabric cloth being measured out.
Armaan in front of the first raised bed in place.
Armaan in front of the first raised bed in place.
Armaan watches as Charles begins to lay down some gravel and leveling sand on the bottom of the first raised bed.
Armaan watches as Charles begins to lay down some gravel and levelling sand on the bottom of the first raised bed.
A view of the first raised bed in place, filled with gravel, levelling sand and a mixture of top soil, manure, coffee grounds and the original soil from the trench it is now sitting in.
A view of the first raised bed in place, filled with gravel, levelling sand and a mixture of topsoil, manure, coffee grounds and the original soil from the trench it is now sitting in.
The second raised bed is put in place. The conservancy opted to not put fabric cloth under this one, and Justin is seen here making sure it is level.
The second raised bed is put in place. The conservancy opted to not put fabric cloth under this one, and Justin is seen here making sure it is level.
Arjun and Justin line up the second flower bed with a level.
Arjun and Justin line up the second flower bed with a level.
Justin, Armaan, and Eron level the topsoil on the second raised bed as Jackson and Arjun look on.
Justin, Armaan, and Eron level the topsoil on the second raised bed as Jackson and Arjun look on.
Eron leveling off the topsoil on the second raised bed as Jackson and Armaan looks on.
Eron levelling off the topsoil on the second raised bed as Jackson and Armaan looks on.
Eron leveling the new top soil Justin is pouring on top of raised bed #2.
Eron helping to level the new top soil Justin is pouring on top of raised bed #2.
Eron helping to level the new topsoil Justin is pouring on top of raised bed #2. Eron helping to level the new topsoil Justin is pouring on top of raised bed #2.
Jackson tipping over a wheel-barrow full of top soil onto the second raised bed.
Jackson tipping over a wheel-barrow full of topsoil onto the second raised bed.
Arjun levels the top soil in the second raised flower bed as Eron looks on.
Arjun levels the topsoil in the second raised flower bed as Eron looks on.
The conservancy keeps their Pine sapling among this pile of compost under the green flags.
The conservancy keeps their Pine sapling among this pile of compost under the green flags.
Justin digging gingerly around the existing area where the conservancy keeps their Pine saplings. (Where the green flags are).
Justin digging gingerly around the existing area where the conservancy keeps their Pine saplings. (Where the green flags are).
Justin finishing off the second raised flower bed.
Justin finishing off the second raised flower bed.
Another angle of the two completed raised flower beds
Another angle of the two completed raised flower beds
The two completed raised flower beds.
The two completed raised flower beds.
Justin and his main team do a Victory Pose at the end of the project.
Justin and his main team do a Victory Pose at the end of the project.
Justin and his main team give an Alternate Victory Pose at the end of the project.
Justin and his main team give an Alternate Victory Pose at the end of the project.

 

Who says you can’t have fun while helping your community?

 

Montclair African American Heritage Parade

On June 3rd, scouts from Troop 12 marched in the Montclair African American Heritage Parade.

Scouts were in their crisp, full Class A’s and met at Glenfield School at 9:15 am to start the parade. Parade organizer Cathy Stephenson helped the troop with logistics.

Troop 12 volunteers for this parade were:

  • Patrol Leader Andre F.
  • Denzel L.
  • Jackson K.
  • Sam L.
Troop 12 Scouts attending the Montclair African American Heritage Parade 2017.
Front Row (L. To R.): Sam L., Jackson K., Denzel L. Back Row: Patrol Leader, Andrew F. attending the Montclair African American Heritage Parade 2017.