Brothers Brian and Andrew Bouchard are the most recent members of Troop 1 Warwick to achieve the top and most challenging rank in Boy Scouts – Eagle.
The brothers, previously members of Troop 117, were welcomed by Troop 1 that knew their skills and wisdom would be a wonderful addition to a growing group of young men.
For years, these brothers worked diligently and overcame many obstacles, including the death of a scoutmaster and the folding of their original troop. Through the guidance of past Scout Masters – the late John Fredericks from Troop 117 and their father and Scoutmaster, Tim Bouchard – Brian and Andrew have showed what strength, perseverance and commitment to follow through on a promise to themselves and their scoutmasters can do.
For his Eagle project, Andrew ran a book drive on May 22 to benefit the Emblem Club’s literacy program. He was able to collect more than 300 books.
Brian held a flag burning ceremony at Goddard Park on June 3. For his Eagle project, he showed the scouts of Troop 1 Warwick the proper way to dispose of an American flag, its origin and the importance of what each star and stripe in the flag stood for.
Boy Scouts is a non-profit organization that strives to show our future leaders the importance of the following words: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
Troop 1 Warwick is always looking for scouts between the ages of 11-18 to join. Meetings are Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 at the Heritage Christian Fellowship Church, 358 Warwick Neck Ave, Warwick.
Those interested in learning more about the troop are welcome at Monday meetings. Also, the troop will hold its Fall Bazaar being held on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church.