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TROOP 149 - THORNTON, PA
The village of Thornton, PA
The Borough of West Chester, PA
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Updated 08/26/2014

 

Troop 149 - Chester County Council.

TROOP 149 NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS!

Michael Joseph Kreppel

On Wednesday July 16, 2014 the Eagle Board of Review approved Eagle Candidate Michael Joseph Kreppel’s application for the Eagle Rank. Michael is the son of Michael and Theresa Kreppel of West Chester.

Mike joined Troop 149 in 2007 after bridging from pack 168, Saints Simon & Jude in West Chester. For his Eagle Leadership Project, Michael designed and built a bridge for the Martin Park in Thornbury Township. The bridge, located on the eastern shore of the existing pond, will allow machinery and patrons to move around the park without difficulty. As a scout of Troop 149, Michael held the offices of Instructor, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Chaplain’s Aide and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. In his many years with the troop, Mike earned several awards and was called to the “Order of the Arrow” on August 2011. Mike enters his last year of high school at East High School and is planning on attending college in the fall of 2015 for engineering. We wish Mike good luck in all of his future endeavors and congratulate his parents, siblings and leaders on his earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

Joseph F. Lafferty, Jr.

Life Scout Joseph Lafferty, Jr’s application for the rank of Eagle was reviewed and approved by Troop 149’s Eagle Board of Review on July 17, 2014. The son of Joseph and Linda Lafferty, Joey resides in Thornton, PA. He joined our troop back in 2007 but attended some outings with the troop prior to bridging over from Pack 151, Pennwood Elementary. Joey designed and built a bridge on the grounds of the Palmer Arboretum on Britton Lake Road to compliment other Eagle Leadership Projects already done. With his bridge, patrons to the Arboretum can enjoy a hike on the main trail without having to deviate and cross the same bridge twice. The bridge is wide enough to allow the movement of machinery needed to maintain the park trails. During his years as a Scout of Troop 149, Joey accompanied us on many trips and outings and earned 30 Merit Badges. He held the offices of Instructor, Scribe, Guide, APL, PL and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He also earned numerous awards and was called into the OA membership on August of 2009. Joey Graduated from Rustin High School this past June and will be attending West Chester University in the fall concentrating on Journalism/Writing as a career. We wish Joey good luck in all his future plans and congratulate his parents, siblings and leaders on this important accomplishment.

Matthew R. McCarrick

Life Scout Matthew Ryan McCarrick, son of Michael and Eileen McCarrick of Glen Mills, application for the rank of Eagle Scout was reviewed and approved by the Eagle Board of Review on July 17, 2014. Matt joins his older brother Mike in the elite group of Eagle Scouts. Matt joined the troop as an active member in 2007 but travelled with us before his bridging over from Pack 151. He is an avid basketball player and last year spent ten days hiking the mountains of New Mexico at the Philmont Boy Scout High Adventure Camp. Among Matt’s many offices held while a scout of troop 149, perhaps the most important, and challenging, one was that of Senior Patrol Leader where he demonstrated his ability as a leader. Matt earned 38 Merit Badges and in addition to being SPL he also held the offices of Instructor, Quartermaster, APL and PL. He spent 78 nights camping and logged over 130 miles hiking. For his Leadership Project Matt designed and built several wooden benches which were located on the Palmer Arboretum, Thornton, trails to provide comfort and relief to park patrons. Matt graduated this past June from Rustin High School and will be a freshman at Temple University in the fall specializing in Engineering. Good luck Matt next year and in the future and we congratulate his parents, siblings, family and leaders upon reaching this milestone.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR Eagle Scouts!!

 While is easy to join, it takes commitment and determination to live up to the ideals of Scouting. We welcome all boys aged 10 to 17 who reside with/in our community reach to join our troop!! Boy Scouting develops the core values of character, citizenship and personal fitness while providing opportunities for fun and the development of life long friendships. If you are interested in joining, please email us at Scoutmaster149 or membership.

Troop 149 is sponsored by the Bethlehem United Methodist Church located in Thornton, PA.  We meet every Monday evening at 7:00PM and we follow the West Chester Area School District calendar. (2014)