Troop 41 awards three Eagle Scouts

Troop 41 Eagle Scouts, from left, Nathaniel Hofford, Kade Waffen and Thomas Wetzel. Photo by Randy Risch

Three young men from Bay Village Troop 41 were honored at a ceremony held at Bethesda-on-the-Bay Lutheran Church on Aug. 7. Nathaniel Hofford (Westlake), Kade Waffen (Bay Village), and Thomas Wetzel (Rocky River) have been working diligently for many years, and they just recently achieved their vision: to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Eagle Scout rank is the highest advancement rank in Scouting. There are many requirements that need to be fulfilled, such as earning 21 merit badges, or serving for six months at a position of responsibility within the troop. One of the more challenging requirements is completing a local service project.

Nathaniel Hofford’s service project consisted of setting up a product drive, organizing a packing day, and sending care packages to members of military personnel overseas. Thomas Wetzel’s Eagle project was to plan and organize the Messiah Lutheran Church 5K and Fun Run. For Kade Waffen’s project, he built an enclosure with benches for the Village Project in Bay Village, in order to hide utility meters and pipes near the entrance to the building.

Several distinguished guests, including Ohio State Representative Nan Baker, Ohio State Senator Tom Patton, VFW Post 9693 Commander Fred Green, American Legion Post 385 past Commander Jim Potter and Commander Stan Zeager, Bay Village City Councilman Tom Henderson, Rocky River City Council President Jim Moran, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough and Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan were present to give these three Boy Scouts recognition.

Our congratulations go out to these three boys and their families on this fantastic achievement!

Thomas Beckwith

Troop 41 Historian

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:44 AM, 08.16.2016