Scouts join Eagle ranks
CHARLES TOWN – Three local young men celebrated the achievement of their Eagle Scout ranks in a joint Court of Honor ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 6 in Charles Town.
Boy Scouts Brendan Barry, Brian Reboulet and Zachary Ward are all members of Troop 82, based at Saint James Catholic Church, where they have worked and progressed together since they entered the scouting unit at its founding in 2004. These youths will continue to progress together as they all head off to freshman year at Shepherd University this fall.
In 2004, a group of families at Saint James Church launched Boy Scout Troop 82, which started with a handful of young boys including Barry, Reboulet and Ward. The three boys became fast friends from the start and continue to share strong bonds. Today the Troop has grown to include a roster of more than 50 Scouts and more than 15 adult leaders.
Barry is an 18-year old who will major in computer technology at Shepherd and will have his tuition covered by the West Virginia Promise Scholarship, which he earned through his grades and test scores. He is active in his church, active in soccer, a trained musician and an employee at both Chick-fil-A and Cutco Knife Company. His final Eagle service project was the design and construction of a set of bicycle racks at the Harpers Ferry Middle School in Jefferson County.
Reboulet is an 18-year old who will major in psychology at Shepherd. He is a talented musician and artist, was an active athlete on the high school track team, has been an active member of his high school and community thespian societies and is an employee in food service at a local business. He has held many of the leadership positions within Troop 82 up through and including Senior Patrol Leader. His final Eagle service project was to organize participants and sponsors in a Relay for Life to support prevention, treatment and research for cancer.
Ward is an 18-year old who will major in history at Shepherd and will have his tuition covered by the West Virginia Promise Scholarship, which he earned through his grades and test scores. As a high school student, he provided service to Saint James Church as an altar server and youth leader, conducted mission trips to poor communities, played soccer, played guitar and worked at a cookie company. His final project was the design and construction of a bridge at a Girl Scout camp to replace a washed-away bridge, which had left the campgrounds divided by a stream.
The three young men are confident that the Scout motto ‘Be Prepared” and the Scout slogan “Do a Good Turn Daily” will guide them as they embark to college together at Shepherd University.