Boy Scout Troop 20/20

Hockanum River District
CT Rivers Council, Vernon, CT

Boy Scout Troop 20/20's Eagle Scouts

eaglescoutEagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program program.  Since its introduction in 1911, this rank has been earned by more than two million young men. The title Eagle Scout is held for life, giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle." 
A Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads & manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and badge that visibly recognizes their accomplishments.

Troop 20/20's Eagle Scouts
10/5/2014: John Drost - Photos
3/2/2013: Charlie Clark & Matt Nolan - Photos
Prior to 2013
Brendan Zimmer Justin Delarm
Mike Uccello Tyler Matt
Dan Couture Steve Morin
Jan Galley David Ghostlaw
Rob Babcock Ed Ridzon
Chris Siewertsen Jeff Grabon
Brian Petersen Rob McKenna
Ian Skillings Greg Smith
Blake Melling Seth Melling
Jeff Looke Matt Helterbran
Mike Grous Jared Ramsdell
Richard White Brian Bartolotta
John Christianson Jamie Gillon
Matt Petersen Paul LaBelle
Tim Magnotta Matt Brous
Steve Potter Mark Collier
Keith Edwards Brandon Olsen
John TerBush Troy Hazen
Jonathan Ramsdell David Mitchell
Tripp Hitchinson  


DrostEagleCongratulations to John Drost
Troop 20/20's Newest Eagle Scout
Oct 5, 2014  

Eagle Ceremony Photos

Troop 2020 relocated to the Rockville Elks Lodge in September 2010.  At that time John was beginning the process of selecting an Eagle Scout project and noticed the old wood retaining wall near in the corner of the Elks parking lot was in desperate need of repair or replacement.  He spoke with the members of the Elks and his Scoutmaster and obtained permission to replace the retaining wall. He then contacted Jamie Gilbert, the owner of Harkens Garden Center, and inquired about the design and costs of replacing the wood wall with a concrete retaining wall block system.  Due to the generosity of Jamie the estimated cost was reduced from over $7000 to $2200 for the materials and delivery.

John raised the $2200 for his Eagle project by asking his troop to help collect cans & bottle,  additionally he was able to raise money by scrapping old metal aluminum, steel, brass and copper from the local community and finally an anonymous Elks member donated several hundred dollars to help him achieve his goal. 

Members of the troop assisted by helping to demolish the old wall and prepare the site for the new wall.  Due to the nature of the work,  assistance to build the wall came from a local business, friends and family.  They excavated the area and installed the new wall which consisted of over 200 blocks that weighed over 80lbs each and 4 cubic yards of gravel.  The landscaping of the wall was completed by a donation of previously planted shrubs that were being removed from a local apartment complex and installed by fellow scouts, family and friends.

 The Rockville Elks are most appreciative of John's completion of this project!