Boy Scout Troop 28 announces rank advancements

Boy Scout Troop 28 presented rank advancements at a Court of Honor ceremony on Jan. 30.

First class rank was earned by Michael Koller. To earn this rank, Michael had to orienteer a one-mile compass course, participate in at least 10 separate troop activities, help plan a patrol menu for three meals and serve as his patrols cook for the three planned meals.

Michael also discussed with a local official his constitutional rights and obligations as a U.S. citizen, demonstrate usage of lashings and the bowline know, demonstrate first aid skills, and demonstrate scout spirit by living the scout oath and scout law in everyday life.

Second class rank

Second class rank was earned by Matthew Balcerzak, Kyle Young, Ian Tyler and Isaac Seyer. To earn this rank, the scouts had to show how a compass works, partake in a five-mile hike, participate in five separate troop activities and participate in a flag ceremony.

They also had to demonstrate safe swim and water rescue techniques, participate in a program showing the dangers of using drugs, alcohol and tobacco, participate in a one-hour community service project and demonstrate Scout spirit by living the scout oath and scout law in everyday life.

Tenderfoot rank

Tenderfoot rank was earned by Charlie O’Brien. Charlie earned this rank by improving their physical fitness, participation with their patrol in a camp-out, demonstrating basic first aid skills, demonstrating hiking safety, and displaying Scout spirit by learning the Scout oath, law, slogan and motto.

Boy Scout Troop 28 of Shelton is a member of the Housatonic Council and was organized in 1971. The troop is sponsored by the Mohegan School PTO and meets every Thursday at the Nike Site in Shelton. The troop currently has 28 Boy Scouts.