Eagles Soar in Rose Valley
Family, friends, politicians and scouts attended a ceremony at the Old Mill last weekend to honor Braden Morris and Sam Traverso (both of Wallingford), and Alexander Siomades of Rose Valley, all Boy Scouts from Rose Valley Troop 272, who recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Scouting. Each completed an Eagle Scout project which brought together all of the Boy Scout teachings and allowed the scouts to demonstrate their abilities to organize and lead a project for the community.
Braden Morris has served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, and Assistant Quartermaster for Troop 272. His Eagle Scout project involved the construction of lost and found cabinets for Nether Providence Elementary School, and completion of a garden beautification project, also at NPE.
Alexander Siomades, who has served as Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, created a Student Reward Lounge at Strath Haven Middle School. His project took a previously unused space and added furnishings, including two large custom-built cubbies for students to store oversized sports bags. He also designed and painted a mural that encourages students to continue contributing to the artwork.
Sam Traverso has served as Training Instructor, Patrol Leader, and Assistant Troop Guide for Troop 272. His Eagle Scout project involved cleaning up the back lot behind Hedgerow Theatre’s headquarters. He led a group of scouts who removed trash, old props, weeds, and leaves. He also improved the space by building a permanent trash enclosure, repairing an existing fence and building two new fence sections, and laying down 5.5 tons of new gravel.
Established in 1953, Boy Scout Troop 272 of Rose Valley is one of the largest troops in Delaware County and is nationally recognized for its youth leadership development, which has nurtured more than 100 Eagle Scouts. More information is at troop272bsa.org.