Brian and Donald Rowe recently were honored with the Boy Scouts of
America Eagle Scout Award.
Brothers Receive Eagle Award
Brothers Donald and Brian Rowe both received the
Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts of America on June 23 at the Sandy
Hook United Methodist Church. They are members of BSA Troop 370 of
The Eagle Award is the highest rank in Boy Scouting
and is awarded after achieving the rank of Life Scout, earning 21
merit badges and completing a community service project. The project
must be helpful to the community and demonstrate organizational and
leadership skills. Finally a panel of adult leaders reviews the scout,
examining his project and his scouting history.
Donald chose as his project the renovation of
trails between Treadwell Park and Sandy Hook School. After clearing
away some undergrowth, he mapped, measured, and marked the trails. A
sign was created by the Sign Shop of Newtown and erected at the trail
head in the park.
Brian's project was the construction of a
handicapped-accessible poured concrete sidewalk at Nunnawauk Meadows.
The walk linked a gazebo to the parking lot, allowing residents easy
access across a grassy field.
Barbara Kasbarian of Newtown Parks & Recreation and
Frank DeLucia of Nunnawauk Meadows sponsored and guided the projects.
Both projects were completed with all volunteer labor from friends,
family, and fellow scouts. All materials were donated by local
Donald is a recent graduate of Newtown High School
and will be attending Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, with a
major in mechanical engineering. He currently is employed at Sikorsky
as part of the co-op program at Kettering.
Brian will be a senior at Newtown High School in
September. Over the summer he is working as an intern at the high
school for the Summer Theater Connection. With a strong interest in
computers, he is looking at universities with programs in computer
Both Donald and Brian have been members of Troop
370 since crossing over from Cub Scouts. The troop has a long history
in scouting and has helped an impressive number of scouts gain the
skills and maturity necessary to become Eagle scouts.