Milestones: Four Scouts from Troop 73 Earn Eagles
From: Terri Chamberlain
On June 19, 2021, four Boy Scouts from Holliston’s Troop 73 received their Eagle Awards in a Court of Honor held at Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Chris Walters, Ted Grevers, Ben Chamberlain, and Chris Maclean were each presented with his award, along with a Commendation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Each Scout completed a service project to earn the prestigious award. This included designing the project, securing permission from the proper agencies, supplying materials, and recruiting fellow Scouts to help with the project. Amazingly, all four projects were completed during the COVID-19 pandemic, with meetings being held via Zoom and Scouts wearing masks during construction.
Chris Walters’ project was sponsored by the American Legion. He cleaned, scraped, and repainted seventeen poles of veterans’ memorial signs around the town.
Ted Grevers and Ben Chamberlain each completed a project for the Holliston Conservation Commission. Ted built and installed an information kiosk at the entrance to the Daniels Conservation Land on Hollis Street. Ben built and installed a similar kiosk at the entrance to the Fairbanks Property on Dunster Road, as well as making repairs to the sign.
Chris Maclean constructed a boardwalk over a muddy section of trail in the Weenakeening Woods. His project was sponsored by the Upper Charles Conservation Land Trust, owner of Weenakeening Woods.
The Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Scouts are required to earn at least twenty-one merit badges, thirteen of which are required for Eagle, in addition to completing their service project. Only one in one hundred people who join Scouting will earn their Eagle. Including Chris, Ted, Ben, and Chris, 51 Scouts from Troop 73 have achieved Eagle.