WEST CHESTER (January 5) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently recognized two Eagle Scouts from Penn Township for achieving the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
Dinniman recognized Logan William Coyle and Michael Joseph Bagatta, both of Troop #191 in Avondale, with special Senate citations in honor of the milestone.
“I want to thank both Logan and Michael for their service to the community and recognize their families and all of the individuals whose support helped them reach the title of Eagle Scout,” Dinniman said. “The Boy Scouts of America continue to shape generations of Americans into strong, brave and responsible citizens, and these two young men represent the best and brightest that scouting has to offer.”
For his Eagle Scout project, Coyle constructed improvements and landscape upgrades to the Avon Grove Nazarene Academy preschool located on State Road in West Grove. He built and installed three picnic tables, including one ADA-accessible table, to be used during the school year and summer camp activities. In addition, Coyle constructed a 200-foot landscape barrier along a newly installed fence line between the academy’s playground and its parking lot. The barrier included building mulch beds and planting shrubs and perennials. The entire project was completed in June 2015.
For his project, Bagatta built a Veteran’s Memorial Garden at the front entrance of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in West Grove. The project was completed in October of 2014 and dedicated at a special Veterans Memorial Mass on the Sunday before Veterans Day (November 9, 2014). Bagatta and his troop will continue to maintain the garden.
“It’s great to see young people instilled with the spirit of civic duty and volunteerism,” Dinniman said. “I also want to commend both Logan and Michael for incorporating their service projects into their faith traditions.”
Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee, also talked with both young men and their families about their future plans for college.