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Boy Scout Troop 1393 of McMurray, held an Eagle Court of Ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2018, at the Crossroads Church of Christ to honor eight young men for attaining the highly prized Eagle rank.

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Pictured (L to R) are: Elks Rep., Eugene Eckman, with new Eagle Scouts Jake Kelemen, Deven Patel, Noah Audas, Tyler DeRose, John Campbell, Sean Cornelius, Matt Luoni, Jordan Colaizzi, and Troop 1393 Scoutmaster, Eric Rauscher

This top rank of the Boy Scouts is only earned by approximately 4% of all Boy Scouts nationally, and it is rare for one troop to have eight new Eagles recognized at one Eagle Court. Many friends and families were in attendance to recognize the accomplishments of the eight new Eagles.

Listed below are the names of each new Eagle Scout and which community institution benefited from his ‘Eagle Project.’

Name                                            Community Institution benefited

  • Jake Kelemen                  Canon MacMillan School District, Canonsburg, Pa.
  • Deven Patel                      Crossroads Church of Christ, McMurray, Pa.
  • Sean Cornelius                 Calvert Baptist Church, Washington, Pa.  
  • Tyler DeRose                     St. David's Episcopal Church, McMurray, Pa.
  • Matthew Luoni                 Crossroads Church of Christ, McMurray, Pa.
  • John Campbell                 Brush Run Cemetary, Venetia, Pa.
  • Jordan Colaizzi                  Peters High School, Peters, Pa.
  • Noah Audas                       Crossroads Church of Christ, McMurray,Pa.

The eight new Eaglescouts received many letters of recognition from national, state, and local dignitaries. Attending and speaking at the ceremony, representing the Elks were Bonnie Filyo, Exalted Ruler and Eugene Eckman, Leading Knight, from the local BPOE Lodge 2213, located in Bethel Park. They both gave a short talk and presented the new Eagles with two framed certificates of merit, a personal letter from the Grand Exalted Ruler in the Grand Lodge in Chicago, a small silk American Flag and a gold lapel pin which represents the 80+ year relationship between the two organizations.

Troop 1393 was established in 1983 by current Scoutmaster Eric Rauscher. Troop 1393 has produced 67 Eagle Scouts during this 25 year period. Scoutmaster Rauscher announced that this would be the last Eagle Court for both him and Troop 1393, as Troop 1393 is joining the rapidly growing new Trail- Life U.S.A. organization. For further information, visit www.Troop1393.com.

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