8 Westlake Scouts earn Eagle rank

Westlake's newest Eagle Scouts, pictured in front of their parents: Daniel Alfes, Erik Hoke, Nicholas Kronz, Sean Rossander, Sean Dunphy, Owen Dunphy, Connor Harte and Zain Mohammad.

On Saturday, March 4, Boy Scout Troop 208 from Westlake held an Eagle Court of Honor, awarding the highest rank of Scouting to eight boys from Westlake High School. Chartered by Dover Congregational United Church of Christ since 1928, Troop 208 has a storied history in the Greater Cleveland Council. Special proclamations were awarded during the ceremony from Mayor Dennis Clough, County Councilmember Nan Baker, State Sen. Matt Dolan, State Sen. Tom Patton, State Rep. Dave Greenspan, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.

To achieve the rank of Eagle, the Scouts each completed an extensive community service project:

  • Daniel Alfes: Refurbished 12 picnic tables at the Achievement Centers for Children in Westlake;
  • Erik Hoke: Built a firewood shed for Cuyahoga Valley National Park Outdoor Environmental Education Center;
  • Nicholas Kronz: Planted chestnut trees in Westlake as part of a repopulation project for The American Chestnut Foundation;
  • Sean Rossander: Refurbished picnic tables at the Knickerbocker Apartments in Bay Village;
  • Sean Dunphy: Replaced outdoor stairway boards at Dover Congregational Church in Westlake;
  • Owen Dunphy: Built two park benches for Achievement Centers for Children in Westlake;
  • Connor Harte: Built a wooden bench and wooden message board at the Clague House Museum;
  • Zain Mohammad: Cleaned up the shed at  St. Paul Lutheran Hunger Ministry.
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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 10:08 AM, 03.21.2017