Boy Scout Troop 173 and our chartered organization St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown Heights are proud to announce that Nikhil Jani of Cortlandt Manor, 14, and Frederick Compton of Yorktown Heights, 13 have attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
An Eagle Scout Board of Review was held Aug. 26, at the St. Patrick’s Church Family Education Center.
Nikhil and Freddie join an elite group of young men who have earned the Eagle Rank and are the 68th and 69th Eagle Scouts, respectively, for Troop 173. The first Eagle Rank was awarded in 1912 and less than 4% of Scouts ever achieve Scouting’s highest honor. This elite brotherhood includes many famous people from astronauts to a president, business leaders to military generals. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based organizations. Its programs are designed to build character and leadership capabilities, teach principles of active citizenship and encourage personal fitness.
Nikhil started his scouting experience in September of 2003 as a Tiger Cub Scout in Pack 165 Yorktown Heights where he eventually earned Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light. He’s attended multiple years of BSA summer camps and earned a total of 36 merit badges en-route to his Eagle achievement.
Nikhil ’s Eagle project was to create a spiritual park for our chartered organization, St. Patrick’s Church. With the help of members of the Troop and his family, Nikhil designed and managed the creation of an Outdoor Stations of the Cross that will be used lovingly by members of the parish for years to come.
Freddie started his scouting experience in September of 2004 as a Wolf Cub Scout in Pack 173 Yorktown Heights where he eventually earned Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light. He’s attended multiple years of BSA summer camps and earned a total of 32 merit badges en-route to his Eagle achievement.
Freddie’s Eagle project was to repair and paint four classrooms for our chartered organization’s parochial school, St. Patrick’s School. With the help of members of the Troop and his family, Freddie planned and managed the repair, painting and cleaning of four classrooms in the school that were desperately in need of a little tender loving care. The refreshed classrooms will be a wonderful place for young people to learn the “3 Rs” and about their faith for years to come.
Both Nikhil and Freddie felt inspired and encouraged by the Eagle Scouts before them in the Troop and wish to provide the same inspiration to the younger Scouts in the Troop today. Nikhil and Freddie each will be presented with their Eagle Scout Medal and Badge at a formal Court of Honor to be held in their honor this month.