Troop 22 Unionville scouts earn Eagle rank

Submitted photoNew Eagle scouts Kerry Blecher (left) and Lazarus Bradley.
Submitted photoNew Eagle scouts Kerry Blecher (left) and Lazarus Bradley.

East Marlborough >> Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville honored two new Eagle Scouts, Kerry Blecher and Lazarus Bradley, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Elementary School. Kerry, the son of Craig Blecher and Angela Bond –Blecher, is a recent graduate of Unionville High School where he was an active member of the Unionville Speech and Debate Club. He is an avid outdoorsman and will attend the University of Vermont Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources in the fall. His goal is to be accepted into the school’s joint Bachelor’s and Law degree program.

For his Eagle Project, Kerry designed, built and installed four large raised cedar garden boxes for the senior residents of Kendal at Longwood. The project took 246.5 hours to plan and complete. Kerry served Troop 22 as a Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Quartermaster and OA Troop Representative. His most memorable experiences in Scouting included NOAC and trips to Mohonk and Philmont.

Lazarus Bradley, son of John P. and Deborah L. Bradley, is also a recent graduate of the Unionville High School where he was the co-captain of the Rugby team. He was an honor student and a member of the National Honor Society, and he will study Computer Science at Villanova University this fall. Laz enjoys camping as well as riding and working on his motorcycle and dirt bikes.

For his Eagle Scout project, Laz organized and built a blue bird trail at the Pocopson Park in Pocopson, PA. The project included ten blue bird houses and took 212 hours to complete. While a Boy Scout, Lazarus held the leadership positions of Patrol Leader and Quartermaster.

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Both Kerry and Lazarus enjoyed having their older brothers with them in the Troop for a portion of their Scouting experience, and their parents are thrilled that ALL their boys are Eagle Scouts! Troop 22 has been serving the Unionville community for 94 years. Boys ages 11-17 who are interested in joining the Troop can find information on the website, www.troop22upa.com/ or call Scoutmaster John McCabe at 610-633-0522.