Boy Scout Troop 12 from Saint Agnes Church held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Jan. 19 for four of their Scouts.
In attendance was State Rep. James Maroney, Milford Alderman Phil Vetro and United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, who presented citations from the United States Senate to the new Eagle Scouts.
The new Eagle Scouts are Theodore Boynton, Ratan Manohar, Patrick Abbazia and Nicholas Razzaia.
“In over 25 years in Scouting, this is the first time we’ve had anyone from Washington, D.C. attend one of our courts,” said Troop 12 Committee Chair Michael Georgetti. “We were honored that Senator Blumenthal, State Rep. James Maroney and Alderman Phil Vetro not only gave the Scouts citations but also accepted our invitation to attend our Eagle Court.”
All four Scouts were also sent proclamations and citations from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, State Senator Gayle Slossberg, Governor Dannel Malloy and Mayor Ben Blake.
“This is a huge accomplishment,” Georgetti said. “It requires many years of hard work and service to one’s community. Of all the Scouts that register in the BSA, only about 2% ever make it to become an Eagle Scout.”
In the 10 years Troop 12 has been at St. Agnes Church, the Troop has had 10 Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Georgetti credits not only the Scouts for getting that far, but also credits the Troop’s leaders and parents for the support they give to the Scouts.
Since 1992, Troop 12 has had 24 boys earn the rank of Eagle Scout.