On Saturday, April 1, Darien Boy Scout Troop 35 held an Eagle Court of Honor at the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin to celebrate the accomplishments of three Eagle Scouts: Edouard de Parcevaux, Jackson Hall Huffman, and James Emory Squiers Terhune. The Eagle Court of Honor also recognized the long tradition of local Boy Scout Troops 35 and 53 providing valuable services to local residents. The rank of Eagle is Scouting’s highest rank and requires demonstrated leadership within the troop, a minimum of 21 merit badges, and a community service project that benefits an organization outside of Boy Scouts.

Edouard led a team of volunteers who spent over 135 hours building and installing bat houses at Weed Beach, Stony Brook Park, and Cherry Lawn Park in Darien. The beneficiary of his project is the Darien Nature Center.

Jackson designed three large raised planter boxes for project beneficiary, Noroton Presbyterian Church preschool. He and his team of volunteers spent two days building the wooden boxes and another day installing them at the Darien preschool.

Jimmy and his team of volunteers improved the lives of homeless people in Stamford by landscaping and refurbishing a yard for project beneficiary, Pacific House. Many hours were spent creating new garden beds, planting bushes and perennial flowers, weeding, laying the foundation for a new shed, and repairing the cement sidewalk.

Darien Troops 35 and 53 are sponsored by the Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust which has been providing high quality Scouting programs, building boys’ character, citizenship, and leadership for over 100 years, benefitting our youth and the entire community.

More info: darienscouts.org