TEENS FROM LOCAL TROOP 195 EARN SCOUTS' (HIGHEST) HONOR
On Friday evening, June 15th, Boy Scout Troop 195 recognized Jack Vogel and Joe Doyle for earning scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Joseph Doyle and Jack Vogel joined Troop 195 together in the sixth grade, tenting together at their first summer camp that year. Then went on to become patrol leaders and senior leaders in the troop over the course of seven years. This Fall, Joe will attend Loyola University in Baltimore while Jack enrolls at Temple University in Philadelphia. Both were honor society students at North Shore High School, while balancing school and scouting activities as well as accomplishments in theatrical and musical performance.
Senior Patrol Leader Jackson Busse who, over the past year, had overall leadership responsibility of this boy-led troop was recognized at the Court of Honor with Troop 195’s most prestigious award —The Michael Weil Leadership Award named in memory of the late Mike Weil who was a Scoutmaster critical to the culture of Troop 195.
Local Government dignitaries including NYS Assemblyman Charles Lavine attended the Troop 195 Court of Honor. Members of the Boy Scouts of America Theodore Roosevelt Council along with Troop 195 Scoutmaster, Thomas (Scott) Rudegeair presented Jack and Joe with the Eagle Scout rank advancement.
The ceremony was also well attended by Troop 195 Alumni, ranging in age from late teenagers only a year out of the troop to gentleman in their sixties — many of them Eagle Scout alumni of the troop. TR Kelly (Eagle Scout 1978) and John Capobianco (Eagle Scout 1980) were guest speakers at this event. Speakers emphasized the importance of their experience, development, and lasting relationships gained from their time in Troop 195.
Article provided by Troop 195
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