- Last Updated on Saturday, 29 February 2020 14:22
Michael Alexander Bradley and Sam Jess of Scout Troop 510 in South Park, were recognized for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in Court of Honor ceremonies held on Saturday December 28 at New Day Assembly of God in Upper St. Clair, and on Saturday January 4 at St. Joan of Arc. Church in South Park.
|Michael Alexander Bradley|
Michael is the son of Barb and Todd Bradley, and Sam is the son of Pat and Tom Jess.
The final hurdle in the quest for this highest rank for Boy Scouting is a community service challenge, titled “Eagle Project”. The candidate for Eagle must be in charge of all aspects of the project. The tasks include but are not limited to; planning, financing, implementation, completion and final presentation of the completed project to a committee of Boy Scout leaders.
Michael’s Eagle project consisted of taking down a play set at the church, leveling the ground and putting up a new play set for the children at his church, New Day Assembly of God.
Sam’s Eagle project involved constructing a multi-stage compost bin for the garden at St. Joan of Arc Church. The garden is part of the South Hills Interfaith Ministry where crops are donated to the food bank.
The new Eagle Scouts received many letters of recognition from National, State and local dignitaries. Russ Spicuzza, Elk Scouting Representative, of South Hills B.P.O.E. Lodge 2213 in Bethel Park gave a short congratulatory talk and presented the new Eagle Scouts with two framed Certificates of Merit, one each from the Local and National Elks Lodge (Chicago).