Seven new Eagle scouts were officially welcomed into Ridgefield Troop 116 at a Court of Honor ceremony on Nov. 25 at Jesse Lee Church. In addition to troop leaders, family members and friends, State Senator Toni Boucher and First Selectman Rudy Marconi also helped commemorate the advancement to Scouting’s highest rank for Garrett Breslin, Zachary James, Joshua Kim, Nicholas Kinkead, Garrett Levine, Ryan McIntire and Christopher Sacchi.
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.