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Scout Attains Eagle Rank For Cucinella Work

Matthew Milner led an effort to construct an outdoor classroom at an elementary school.

On Saturday, March 10, a Court of Honor was held at the Schooleys Mountain Lodge, to recognize Eagle Scout Matthew Milner, of Long Valley.

Matthew completed his service project in June 2011 at the , and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts' highest honor after passing his Board of Review, in September 2011.

To earn the Eagle award a scout must be active with a troop, earn a minimum of 21 Merit Badges, assume positions of leadership in a troop and complete a service project which benefits his community.

Matthew's eagle project benefited the students and staff of the . He created an outdoor classroom by building benches, a butterfly garden and an enclosure for the school's resident tortoise in the courtyard.

He led a team of scouts and adults in building, digging and planting in the courtyard at the school. Matthew is currently a senior at . He will graduate in June and will attend college to study to become a special education teacher.

Information and photo provided by Shelly Milner.

wildflower March 15, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Bravo, MATTHEW! How refreshing is it to see our young people giving to the community and setting a beautiful example for all of us. I'll bet the outdoor classroom looks lovely, and those kids at Cucinella must really appreciate your hard work.
MTSO March 16, 2012 at 08:03 AM
Nice job Matthew.

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