Two young men from Troop 225 earn rank of Eagle Scout

James Patrick Augustyn, left, and Jacob Paul Ogonek achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in May.

                                                    

On a beautiful May afternoon, local Boy Scout Troop 225 from St. Bernadette's Catholic Church honored Jacob Paul Ogoneck and James Patrick Augustyn as they earned the elite rank of Eagle. The ceremony was held at the Westlake Recreation Center. 

The Boy Scout Court of Honor included recognition from local political leaders including State Representative Nan Baker and Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough. Communications from state and national leaders included Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator Rob Portman and a special letter from President Obama. 

The elite rank of Eagle Scout takes several years to earn and includes the completion of a major local service project. Only about 2 percent of the boys who become Boy Scouts finally earn the highest rank of Eagle.

The Westlake Historical Society was proud to work with Jacob Ogoneck on his service project, the design and construction of a historical period garden located next to the Weston House, built in 1844. James Augustyn worked with the Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library to construct a portable mini-golf course.

We congratulate these fine young men on their achievement! We also want to congratulate the parents of Jacob and James on this wonderful milestone.

Lysa Stanton

Westlake Historical Society

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 9:52 AM, 05.29.2013