Shirley residents and Troop 3 Eagles Samuel Rachman, Alexander Scheufele, John Barcomb, and Christopher Harrod.
Shirley residents and Troop 3 Eagles Samuel Rachman, Alexander Scheufele, John Barcomb, and Christopher Harrod.

GROTON -- Ten Eagle Scouts from Groton's Boy Scout Troop 3 are aging out of the troop this year. These 10 Eagles are among the 100 Eagle Scouts that Troop 3 has advanced since it was founded in 1924.

In order to achieve the highest rank in scouting, scouts must advance through six progressive ranks, earn at least 21 merit badges in areas including survival and life skills, serve in visible positions of leadership, and complete a major community service project before the age of 18. The service project typically involves planning with a local community group or civic organization, earning funds or soliciting donations to cover any associated costs, acquiring appropriate approvals and materials, and finally leading the implementation of the project to achieve the project objective.

Groton residents and Troop 3 Eagles Jeremy Sickles, William Hughson, Philip Marino, Justin Duhamel, Nicolas Maciel, and Zachary Miller.
Groton residents and Troop 3 Eagles Jeremy Sickles, William Hughson, Philip Marino, Justin Duhamel, Nicolas Maciel, and Zachary Miller.
Such projects provide the scout with the opportunity to significantly serve the local community, while putting their leadership skills into practice.

Troop 3 is very proud to recognize the achievement of these 10 Eagle Scouts and wishes each of them success in their future of leadership and service.

Nicolas Maciel removed and properly disposed of old tires that were dumped on conservation land held by the Sargent Youth Foundation.

Philip Marino filmed and produced a documentary video for the Prescott Re-use Committee.

John Barcomb enhanced and refurbished a playground at the Groton Country Day School.

Christopher Harrod constructed a brick patio and walkway as well as a picnic table at the Groton Senior Center.


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Jeremy Sickles restored and relocated a trail including a new bridge crossing for the Groton Trails Committee.

Alexander Scheufele designed, constructed, and installed property signs for the Groton Conservation Commission.

Justin Duhamel designed, built, and deployed an automated RFID-based timing system for the GDRHS Cross Country Team.

Samuel Rachman built and installed two ADA-certified picnic tables for the Farandnear reservation in Shirley.

William Hughson built bridges to traverse wetlands along Throne Hill Trail for the Groton Conservation Trust.

Zachary Miller installed or relocated 20 trail head posts for the Groton Trails Committee.

Scouts in Groton's Troop 3 hail from Groton and surrounding communities, including Dunstable, Ayer, Shirley, and Lancaster. Troop 3 is part of the Nashua Valley Council. For more information about Troop 3, visit troop3groton.org.