Troop 13 Scouts on the Move Through the Ranks

Montclair Boy Scout Troop 13 recently celebrated the progress of several scouts at a spring Court of Honor, with many of them advancing through the ranks.

Christian Uva and Lucas Young both moved up to the First Class rank. Logan Bateman, Daniel Friedman, Jonah Gelsi, Benjamin Linietsky and Nicholas Maurizi advanced to the Tenderfoot rank.

In addition, 7 merit badges were awarded in areas ranging from Electronics and Woodworking to Citizenship. Merit badges are awarded to scouts who complete requirements in a given area of study. Scouts can choose to work on merit badges in more than 100 subject areas.

Senior Patrol Leaders Vinnie Pagnota and Ciaran Cronogue and Scoutmaster Nick DeToustain handed out the awards. Troop 13 families celebrated the year’s achievements with a pasta dinner and cake.

In addition, at the troop’s winter Court of Honor, 17 boys advanced in rank. John Colbert and Connor Snow advanced to Life Scout. Aidan Brown, Robert Buza, Chaz Ehlis, Ben Horrigan, Justin Kingsnorth and Sam Zichelli advanced to First Class. Robeson Amory and August Carson advanced to Second Class. Daniel Friedman, Justin Kloiber, Benjamin Linietsky, Nicholas Maurizi, Matthew Schnur, and Josh Stout advanced to Scout. Several boys also received Merit Badges.

Troop 13 currently has more than 50 scouts, including several who are working toward achieving the Eagle rank. The troop meets every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at its chartering organization—Union Congregational Church—and members go on camping trips each month. The troop was founded in 1911 and has been operating continuously for more than 100 years.

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