Boy Scout Troop 28 in Shelton announces advances in rank

Boy Scout Troop 28 recently presented rank advancements at a Court of Honor ceremony.

First Class Rank was earned by Matthew Balcerzak, Kyle Young, Ian Tyler and Kenny Walsh.

To earn this rank, Scouts had to orienteer a one-mile compass course, participate in at least 10 Troop activities, help plan a patrol menu for three meals, serve as his patrol's cook for the three planned meals, discuss with a local official his constitutional rights and obligations as a U.S. citizen, discuss and demonstrate usage of lashings and the bowline knot, demonstrate first aid skills and demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in everyday life.

Second Class Rank was earned by Kenny Walsh and Charlie O’Brien.

To earn this rank, Scouts had to show how a compass works, partake in a five-mile hike, actively participate in five Troop activities, participate in a flag ceremony, 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.

The Scout Badge was earned by Chase Wade, Spencer Keith and Evan Kryger. The Scouts earned this badge by knowing the Pledge of Allegiance, the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, Scout Slogan, Outdoor Code and demonstrate tying a square knot.

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.