Sunday’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremonies at Swampscott High School spanned a range of emotions.
Troop leaders, other Eagle Scouts, guest speakers and the scouts themselves were, in turn, serious and light as they talked about the road to Eagle.
At least three speakers referred to the small number of scouts who achieve the Eagle rank. —anywhere from 2-5 percent.
This year four Eagle Scouts were celebrated.
They were Mark Goldstein, Matthew Magee, Adam Shiloh and William Travascio.
Each Eagle had a guest speaker.
Edward Jack spoke for Mark Goldstein; dad Michael Magee for Matthew Magee; Marc Barden for Adam Shiloh and Layne Millington for William Travascio.
Here are the Eagle Projects designed and spearheaded by the Eagle Scouts.
Mark’s: refinishing 28 benches along King’s Beach.
Matthew’s: building an animal shelter for the Fort Davis Texas Alternative Education Center’s ranch.
Adam’s: constructing three sets of stairs for a viewing of critically endangered Panamania Gold Frogs at the Children’s Center of the Stone Zoo.
William’s: Raise funds for and install a flagpole at Swampscott’s World War II Honor Roll Memorial.
Troop 53 Swampscott is sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Church in Swampscott.