Nine new Eagle scouts were officially welcomed into Ridgefield Troop 116 at a Court of Honor ceremony on June 9 at Jesse Lee Church. In addition to troop leaders, family members and friends. State Sen. Toni Boucher and state Rep. John Frey also helped commemorate the advancement to scouting’s highest rank for Kevin Andros, Alden Burns, Nicholas Hanna, Patrick Joyce, Mukyu “Matt” Lim, Malcolm McGrath, Carter Ogden, Nathaniel Pereyra, and William Romoser.
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 a community service project designed, organized and led by the scout.