Two Troop 100 Scouts attain Eagle rank
Updated 8:36 am, Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Two members of Boy Scout Troop 100 recently achieved the Eagle rank, highest in scouting.
Wellington Baumann and Gregory Hellman, both recognized at a recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at Christ & Holy Trinity Church, are the 70th and 71st Scouts from Troop 100 to attain Eagle rank since the troop was founded in 1968.
Baumann, for his Eagle project, assembled 34 care packages for a platoon of American soldiers in Afghanistan, raising funds for the project by coordinating and performing in a variety show fundraiser at the Pequot Library in Southport. Baumann, who joined Boy Scouting in 2005 as a second-grade Wolf Scout in Pack 100, has held numerous leadership positions in Troop 100. He is a member of Order of the Arrow, where he achieved the rank of Brotherhood. In 2010, Baumann attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia as a member of Connecticut Yankee Council Troop 426.
Baumann, a senior at Staples High School, is a member of Staples Players, appearing in numerous roles in 15 different productions since his freshman year. He also is a bass singer in the Orphenians, the a capella choir at Staples. Baumann plays classical and jazz piano, trombone and trumpet. In 2015, Baumann was selected to attend the National Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., a seminar on the complexities of the American political system. He plans to pursue a college degree in the disciplines of political science, government and law.
For Hellman’s Eagle service project, he created the “Westport Bridgeport Book Bridge” and collected and categorized more than 3,000 books, establishing a library for a Bridgeport school. To date, Hellman as earned 39 merit badges, 12 more than required to achieve the Eagle rank. He attended the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Hellman has achieved the rank of Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow, and has served in several Troop 100 leadership posts.
Hellman, a junior at Staples High School, is a runner and has earned varsity letters for outdoor track and field. He also plays trumpet for the Staples Symphonic Band and Orchestra.
Troop 100 is chartered by Christ & Holy Trinity Church, and Mark Moyer is the scoutmaster.