Photo Credit: The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America
Local Scouts were honored at the Narraganset Council, Boy Scouts of America traditional “Gathering of Eagles” event at the Rhode Island State House on Tuesday.
The annual event recognized Scouts who have received the Eagle Scout award in the last three years within the Council, with an emphasis on those who received the award this past year. Rhode Island Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee and Congressman Jim Langevin recognized the hard work and accomplishments of this year’s group of Eagle Scouts in a brief ceremony in the State Room.
According to the The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America, 254 Scouts from their Council earned Eagle in the last year, completing 38,194 hours of community service. Eagles who attended this year’s event were accompanied by their families, friends, members of the Narragansett Council staff and board, and local volunteer Scout leaders.
Scouts from the following communities were honored:
Barrington: Evan Stabach, Patrick O’Mahony
Coventry: Curtis Bates
Cumberland: Dave Barboza
East Greenwich: Casey Mcquesten, Harrison Timperley, Alfred Timperlay
Exeter: Matthew Karns
Fall River, MA: Andrew Kosinski
Kingston: Andrew Eustus
Lincoln: JR Stager
Matunuck: Adam Murphy
Narragansett: Curtis Bates
North Dartmouth, MA: Aaron Santos, Braedon Santos, Cameron Santos
North Kingstown: John Bozeman, Sam Fuller
North Scituate: Jacob Conlon, Thomas Farnum
Pawcatuck, CT: Rees Harold
Pawtucket: David Coderre, Liam Roesller
Providence: Carlos Contreras III, Jonathon LeJeune
Rehoboth, MA: Alec Pimental
Smithfield: Cameron Souve, John Cassidy, Lorenzo DeSimone, Jason Stoltz
Swansea, MA: Henning Anderson
Warwick: David Cerullo II, Sam Fuller
West Greenwich: Brian Thornber
West Warwick: David Samos Jr., Devin Weiss
Woonsocket: Edward Tupper
“I saw a lot of promise in the room at this year’s Gathering of Eagles. These scouts have all demonstrated a willingness to help others for a cause greater than themselves, and made a commitment to be the best they can be,” said Lt. Governor McKee in a news release. “I was honored to meet these young men and I wish them the best.”
“Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout is an incredible achievement. Eagle Scouts demonstrate exceptional leadership, selflessness, and maturity while serving their community and living up to the ideals of the Boy Scouts,” said Congressman Langevin in the news release. I congratulate these young men for their hard work and commitment, and I look forward to watching them build on this distinguished achievement in the future.”
“These Scouts have showed the upmost dedication, hard work and character through their commitment to earning Eagle rank,” said Tim McCandless, Scout Executive/CEO in the release. “We are proud of these young men and are excited to see what they will accomplish throughout their lives.”
The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Law in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to achieve their full potential. The Council offers a program for boys and young men ages 6 to 21 and young women ages 14 to 21, serving over 13,000 in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. For more information, please log on to www.narragansettbsa.org.