Four young men earn rank of Eagle Scout

Local Scouts, from left, Brian Meermans, Robert Finicle, Nico DiGiulio and John Hessler, recently earned the rank of Eagle. Photo by Dave Pfister

On a cold January afternoon, Boy Scout Troop 41 from Bethesda-on-the-Bay Lutheran Church in Bay Village honored Brian Meermans, Nico DiGiulio, Robert Finicle and John Hessler as they earned the elite rank of Eagle. 

The Boy Scout Court of Honor included recognition from local political leaders including State Senator Tom Patton, State Representative Nan Baker, Bay Village City Councilman Paul Vincent, Rocky River Mayor Pamela Bobst and Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough.

The rank of Eagle Scout takes several years to earn and includes the completion of a major local service project. Only about 3 percent of the boys who become Boy Scouts finally earn the highest rank of Eagle.

The Westlake Historical Society was proud to work with Nico DiGiulio on his service project, the design and construction of a new military history exhibit in the Clague House Museum. Brian Meermans' project was to refurbish the dumpster enclosure at Bethesda-on-the-Bay. Robert Finicle’s project benefitted the Holiday Valley ski patrol as he assisted with medical supplies. John Hessler planned and hosted a health fair at St. Paul Lutheran Church.   

We congratulate these fine young men on their achievement! 

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 9:55 AM, 01.20.2015