Moreau seniors Joseph Robinson and Nicholas Pierce recently received their Eagle Scout Awards from the Boy Scouts of America.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America and requires years or hard work, camping, community service, leadership and dedication. Only 4% of all boys who become scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Robinson's Eagle Project consisted of building cubbies for Union City American Little League's (UCALL) baseball field dugouts. Robinson played baseball in UCALL for seven years and wanted to give back to the organization that he enjoyed so much.
The cubbies will help players keep their gear organized during games and practices, and includes shelves, hooks to hold bags and dividers to help players keep their gloves, batting helmets and other items arranged.
Pierce's Eagle Project was building two benches and four shadow boxes for Kitayama Elementary School in Union City.
One bench was needed for a newly developed garden to allow the children to sit and read along with their teacher. Another was placed inside the school between classrooms.
The shadow boxes were strategically placed near classrooms for teachers to securely post pertinent information for parents to view. It took several volunteers over the course of four weeks to complete the project.
Notable Eagle Scouts include President Gerald Ford, many of our astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, movie director Steven Spielberg and canonized Catholic Priest Francis J. Parater.