WESTBOROUGH – Three scouts from Westborough’s Troop 100 Boy Scouts were awarded the Eagle Scout rank at the Congregational Church of Westborough on May 28.
The three new Eagle Scouts are University of Rhode Island rising sophomore Logan James, College of the Holy Cross incoming freshman Liam Johnson and Stonehill College incoming freshman Connor McLeod.
The Eagle Scout rank is the highest advancement for Boy Scouts, with only about 4% of Scouts achieving this milestone.
“It requires a strong personal commitment, a lot of hard work, and the encouragement and support of family and friends,” a press release noted.
To become an Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts must complete a service project that benefits their community.
James’ Eagle Scout project saw him leading a volunteer team to improve part of the Westborough Charm Bracelet trail. He and the team worked with the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) to replace bridges on the Fox Hill trail with ones that have been treated with more ecologically sensitive preservatives.
Johnson worked with volunteers to build a gazebo on Lake Chauncy’s shores as a memorial for those who lived at the Westborough State Hospital and the Lyman School for Boys.
Johnson also collaborated with local historians to create informational plaques commemorating the Westborough State Hospital’s historic use of its land.
McLeod worked with the WCLT, volunteers and other Scouts to replace bog bridges on the Charm Bracelet to make sections of the trail that are damp more accessible.