Congratulations, Brian!

Troop 35 is proud to welcome Brian Dickinson to the elite group of people who can call themselves an Eagle Scout. Well done! Brian shares what Troop 35 means to him:

Troop 35 is a group of friends with whom I have had many adventures. One that I may never find again. It was a fun space where I could go on many fun campouts and learn so many different skills. I have learned so much from my time here and am very thankful for the friends I have made and the abundance of skills I have learned.

To be an Eagle Scout is to go out and help others. Whether that be from a small act of kindness like holding a door open for someone, or maybe something bigger like helping clean up a forest or a park in your area. Using the skills you have learned along the way can help you with your life and with helping others along the way. Like the scout law says a scout is helpful and kind, which should be used to help the world around them.

The main piece of advice I would give people trying to get Eagle rank is to stay on top of your requirements. If you fall behind it is very hard to catch up. So if you stay on top of your work you will finish early, which means you can go on more campouts without having to worry about requirements or merit badges.

Brian Dickinson, Troop 35 Eagle Scout
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Ben Adkins earns Eagle

Congratulations to Ben Adkins, Troop 35’s newest Eagle Scout:

Troop 35 has brought me so many of my favorite memories and some of my best friends. I really did learn a lot from the troop, like how to lead and how to work together. I have been a part of this troop for almost as long as I can remember and I will be sad to no longer be another scout in future years. However I am honored to join my predecessors as a fellow Troop 35 Eagle Scout.

Ben Adkins, Troop 35 Eagle Scout

Becoming an Eagle Scout just felt like another hump in the road at first, until I really reflected on how many years I had spent in scouting. I started in Cub Scouts because of my friend Harvey Fiorato, and from the moment I joined I was working towards Eagle without really knowing it. Time passed by, and I climbed the ranks until just this past year when I realized the seemingly impossible title was really not far away at all. Both Harvey and I achieved Eagle by spending the time to complete merit badges and requirements year after year.

Ben shares advice to younger scouts starting on their paths to Eagle:

Becoming Eagle does not mean sitting down for a month and nonstop grinding out paperwork for endless hours. What makes Eagle Rank so hard is the amount of time you spend throughout all of your years of Scouting. Each meeting and each summer camp is getting you closer to Eagle, but you have to show up and you have to do the little bits of work for years. Eagle Scout takes dedication and persistence through all of the rough merit badges and wet campouts. But don’t forget to have fun along the way, the journey really can fly by if you work with friends and enjoy every campout. Even during cleaning duty.

Congratulations Ben! You have earned the highest rank in scouting!

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Harvey Fiorato – Eagle 2023

After much hard work and years of dedication, Troop 35 is happy to welcome Harvey as our most recent Eagle Scout. Now for some words of wisdom from the Eagle Scout himself.

Troop 35 means a lot to me. It began as just my parents dragging me to Scouts but it’s become much more than just that. After spending a multitude of years with the Troop I am grateful to say that I have been able to share amazing memories and make strong friendships through this Troop. All in all Troop 35 is a group of amazing guys which I am glad that I was able to share memories and learn lessons with them.

To be an Eagle Scout was one of my many goals as a young Scout. Back when I had first entered the Troop along with my buddy Ben we could only dream that we would become Eagle Scouts and both of us thought we would be unable to achieve such a prestigious rank amongst Scouting. Now that both Ben and I have achieved the Eagle Scout rank it is safe to say that my younger Scout self is proud of both of us for being able to achieve something so renowned amongst young Scouts. All things considered being an Eagle Scout means to me that I am able to complete something so profound as the Eagle Scout journey.

My advice to younger Scouts is to make good friends and stay close to them, because when you grow older those friends that you made in Scouts will become your best friends and be by your side no matter if it is in Scouting or not.

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Cameron Cox Eagle COH – 2023

Cameron Cox and family hosted his Eagle Court of Honor earlier this month. We thank him for his dedication and the continued service he has donated since achieving his Eagle.

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Andrew McCluskey – Eagle 2023

Troop 35 welcomes yet another Eagle this year. Many years of hard work have let to this accomplishment. We hope this is just the beginning of many more good things to come for Andrew.

What does Troop 35 mean to you?

Troop 35 is the troop where I learned many lessons and skills, and also made many friends.

What does it mean to you to be an Eagle Scout?

It means that I gave back to my community and learned valuable lessons that will stay with me throughout my life.

What advice do you have for scouts who want to earn Eagle Scout?

Take your time and enjoy the journey.

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Cameron Cox – Eagle 2023

Congratulations Cameron Cox on completing your Eagle Rank! Cameron completed his Eagle this year after many years of hard work in scouts. He has continued to come to meetings to help and pass on his experience and we look forward to seeing what comes next for this Scout.

Words of wisdom from Eagle Scout Cameron Cox:

What does Troop 35 mean to you?

Troop 35 was a great community where I was able to develop important leadership skills and meet new friends while doing so. 

What does it mean for you to be an Eagle Scout?

For me, the Eagle Scout journey showed myself that I was able to accomplish a far off goal that seemed unrealistic for a long time. I was able to prove to myself that persistence is very important in life.

Advice for other scouts that want to be Eagle one day:

For a majority of scouts, including myself, the journey is difficult, and there might be some times that you question why you’re even doing it. But, I can promise that at the end of the journey, it’s completely worth it.

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