Ridgefield Boy Scout Troop 431 welcomed three new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony held March 12 at St. Stephen’s Church. Troop leaders, family members and friends commemorated the advancement to scouting’s highest rank for Eric Dollins, Christopher Auslander and Matthew Mortinger.
First Selectman Rudy Marconi shared his congratulations and proclamations for each of the honorees. Fewer than 5% of boys who enter scouting nationally achieve the Eagle Scout rank. Each must have advanced through six previous ranks, have earned more than 21 merit badges, and have served in a troop leader position. The journey includes the completion of an community service project.