Friends of Reading Scouting Troop 702 Eagle Court of Honor

READING, MA — On November 25, Reading Scouting’s Troop 702 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to celebrate six members who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Thomas O’Brien, Wyatt Meyers, Brendan Manning, Sean Murphy, Victor Villarroel, and Nicholas Belous each earned Scouting’s highest honor.

To become an Eagle Scout, Scouts must complete more than three hundred twenty-five requirements designed to mold them into worthy citizens for our community. They must earn at least twenty-one merit badges, fourteen of which are required. They have spent more than twenty days and nights camping outdoors. They must demonstrate their leadership capabilities, serving the Troop in a leadership position for a total of sixteen months.

From left to right: John Meyers, Wyatt Meyers, Victor Villarreol, Nicholas Belous, Brendan Manning, Thomas O’Brien, Sean Murphy, Ian Nelson.

In addition, they must help their community through outstanding service and conservation projects for at least thirteen hours, not to mention the time spent on their own Eagle project. Each Scout must complete a service project that they plan, organize, lead, and manage that benefits their community.

These six Eagle Scouts organized projects that included: landscaping at St. Athanasius Church; building moveable shelving and storage for the Reading Food Pantry; creating a new property access and parking space at the Parker Tavern; building a new outdoor, life-size, modular manger for St. Athanasius Church; constructing two recycle/compost stations for Birch Meadow School; and, building twenty little libraries for the REAL program in Lynn.

The Friends of Reading Scouting is a group of parent volunteers and trained Scout Leaders committed to providing high-quality Scouting for families and youth. You can find more information, find a Pack or Troop to join, or support local Scouting at our website,

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