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