WEST CHESTER (January 16, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized three members of the Boy Scouts of America’s Troop 6 of West Chester on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
“Becoming an Eagle Scout is a lot of work, but I’ve no doubt that the lessons you learned, the skills you’ve developed, the values you gained, and the friends you’ve made will last you your whole life,” Dinniman told them.
Dinniman congratulated the Scouts and thanked them for their service to the community during their recent visit to his West Chester district office. He also presented each of the Scouts with a special Senate citation in honor of their accomplishments.
The Eagle Scouts and their projects were as follows:
- Justin Cooper constructed and installed signage at West Chester United Soccer Club’s Delacy Complex.
- Timothy Robinson collected nearly 200 torn and worn American flags to be properly disposed of at a retirement ceremony he organized with the West Chester American Legion.
- Brett Whitehead built 30 wooden boxes for the Laundromat Library League, which provides free books to children in need at laundromats across the nation.
Less than four percent of all those who join the Boy Scouts of America attain the rank of Eagle.
Dating back to 1910, Troop 6 is one of the oldest Boy Scout Troops in the nation. Originally formed as Troop 1, it was renamed Troop 6 in 1918, when the Chester County Council was chartered.
The first Troop 6 scout to achieve the rank of Eagle was John D. Jacob in 1920. Since then, more than 200 young men have attained the highest rank in scouting.
Since the 1920s, Troop 6 has been chartered by the West Chester Society of Friends, which supplies the troop with facilities, including the use of the West Chester Friends School gymnasium, meeting rooms, and storage space for its camping equipment.