Montclair Times recognizes Troop 12 Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scouts Peter Brown and Jake Skorzewski.
Eagle Scouts Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski.
Eagle Rank Badge And Medal
The Highest Honor Rank for a Scout is the coveted Eagle Rank that boys have to complete before their 18th birthday.

The August 3rd edition of the Montclair Times recognized our two latest Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown, and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski:

Montclair Times article about Troop 12 Eagle scouts.
The August 3rd Edition of the Montclair Times featured article about Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski from Troop 12)

The copy reads:

Boy Scout Troop 12 announces new Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 12 of Montclair awarded the Eagle Rank to two Scouts at a Court of Honor held at St. James Church on June 9.

The new Eagle Scouts are Peter Brown and Jacob Skorzewski.

To earn the Eagle rank, a Scout must earn 21 merit badges, serve in various leadership positions and complete a community service leadership project.

For Peter’s Eagle leadership service project, he collected used eyeglasses which he donated to charity. He built a collection box which was later donated to St. James Church and then organized the Scouts in a door-to-door collection.

He taught Scouts how to use a lensometer andmeasured the prescriptions of each pair of glasses before shipping them off to Children’s Eye Care Center NJ. The project was under the guidance of Anthony Caputo M.D. with 172 pairs of glasses collected. Peter is a rising senior at Monctclair Kimberly Academy.

For his Eagle project, Jacob built a vertical garden for Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair.

The garden is already being used to provide fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers for the soup kitchen. It is a great example of the ease of growing food at home with limited space.

Jake and his volunteers worked 108 hours on the project and were able to build two gardens.

Jacob is a rising senior at Montclair High School.

Troop 12 meets each Friday evening at 7 St. James Church, Bellevue Ave and Valley Road, Montclair. For further information, contact scoutmastercarl@

Click here to see the article online. Once there, you will need to select the 08/03/2017 edition of the paper, and select page “B4” to see the article. This is what it looks like online:

Montclair Times online reader showing Troop 12 Eagle Scout recognition.
The online Montclair Times online Reader showing the article about Troop 12 Eagle Scouts, Peter Brown and Jacob (Jake) Skorzewski being recognized by the Troop.