Shrewsbury – James Patrick Lindsay, 18, has recently been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury.? To achieve the rank of Eagle, the highest rank awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, a Life Scout must have earned 21 merit badges throughout his scouting career, served actively in a position of responsibility within the troop, and have planned, developed and given leadership to an Eagle Scout service project that benefits a religious institution, a school or the community.
James joined Scouting with Shrewsbury Cub Scout Pack 114 in 1999.? He has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 114 since 2004 and held the leadership positions of Den Chief, Patrol Leader and Instructor.
For his Eagle Scout Service project, James planned and implemented the upgrade of the basement of Beal School, Shrewsbury's school for children in pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade. ?The school is approximately 100 years old; the basement floors were in poor condition. ?Volunteers moved furniture, prepped, and painted the main hallway and cafeteria floors, as well as the doorways and classroom cubbies.? The project logged over 150 volunteer hours.
James is a 2011 graduate of Shrewsbury High School where he served as the president of the Latin Club, played saxophone in the Pep Band and performed in the school musicals. He is currently a freshman at Framingham State University.? He is the son of Paul and Elissa Lindsay of Shrewsbury.