Three Troop 36 Scouts to get Eagle awards
Updated 6:23 pm, Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The Eagle rank “signifies leadership, service, outdoor skills, good citizenship and ethical behavior of the highest order,” according to Troop 36 publicity for the event. Twenty-one merit badges are required for the Eagle rank in addition to a leadership service project.
Waller has been involved in Boy Scouting for 12 years, and is currently Troop 36’s senior patrol leader. His Eagle Scout project involved building refuse receptacles for the town currently used at Wakeman Field. He is a senior at Staples High School, where he is involved in S.L.O.B.S., Student Ambassadors and Saferides, as well as being a member of the Westport Youth Commission. Waller has continued to study Judaism throughout high school, and has been a competitive rower for the Saugatuck Rowing Club since freshman year of high school. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin.
Campbell, who joined Troop 36 in 2010, carried out an Eagle project to benefit Sherwood Island State Park. It entailed constructing interpretive panels to display findings from a recent archaeological dig of a colonial homestead on the park property. He is first violin in the Principal Orchestra of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras and has performed with the group at Carnegie Hall. He volunteers at the Westport Senior Center and Bridgeport Hospital. Campbell graduated summa cum laude from Fairfield Prep and will attend Johns Hopkins University in the fall.
Bean joined Troop 36 in 2007, and his Eagle project was done for Greens Farms Congregational Church, where he worships. The project involved cleaning 300 gravestones at the Lower Cemetery and repositioning 40 of those that had moved out of place. A senior at Staples High School, he is a baritone singer and recently sang the “Star Spangled Banner” before a Bridgeport Bluefish game. Bean plans to attend Fairfield University in the fall.