Housatonic Council BSA, based in Derby, recently recognized 30 Scouts from the Lower Naugatuck Valley area who achieved Eagle Scout Rank.

The Eagle Scouts led significant community projects from nature trail bridge building to collection drives for the Spooner House homeless shelter to cemetery and history center repair projects, that tallied more than 5,000 hours of service. Nationally fewer than 4% of all scouts achieve Eagle Scout Rank.

The Eagle Scouts received recognition from Shelton Mayor and Housatonic Council Executive Board member Mark Lauretti, Derby Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Exalted Ruler Jerry Coolidge and Francois W. Pelletier CW3 USARMY NG CTARNG (US) representing the Military Order of World Wars.

Eagle Scout Michael Yevich, Jr. served as Master of Ceremonies. Housatonic Council Silver Beaver recipient and Eagle Scout Michael Kellogg was the guest speaker. State of Connecticut Superior Court Judge and Past Housatonic Council President Richard Marano Sr. was presented with the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award for his service to Scouting and the community.

The event was under the direction of Housatonic Council Advancement Committee Chairman James Frovarp.

For more information contact the Housatonic Council Service Center at 203-734-3329 or visit housatonicbsa.org.