On January 8, Kevin Shen of Larchmont was awarded the designation of Eagle Scout during a ceremony at the Larchmont Town Hall. He is seen here with Scoutmaster Andrew Gristina and the entire Troop 4.
For his Eagle project, Shen built a large park information sign for the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, which now displays information about the park and about the local birds that can be seen in the park.
The Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The designation “Eagle Scout” was founded over one hundred years ago. Only four percent of Boy Scouts achieve this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2.5 million young men.
The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.