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Westford Scouts Honored at Eagle Scout Induction Ceremony


WESTFORD — State Representative James Arciero recently attended the Eagle Scout induction ceremony for Nick Witsch, Jacob Wilson and Aditya Ganatra of Boy Scout Troop 437. All three scouts attained the Eagle Scout Badge, the highest award given in scouting. To achieve the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges in a number of different areas ranging from government to recreational activities. In addition, Eagle Scout candidates must plan and complete an extensive Eagle Scout project which usually consists of coordinating the materials, manpower, and cooperation of many individuals to achieve the objective of the project.

Mr. Witsch received his badge after building a water bottle filling station for Stony Brook School. The filling station provides access to potable water during recreational activities at the school. Mr. Wilson received his badge for building three picnic tables for Westford Academy to provide additional outdoor seating. Finally, Mr. Ganatra’s project involved creating shelving units for the Westford Academy Science department to increase storage space in the classrooms.

As part of the ceremony, Representative Arciero, who is also an Eagle Scout, presented the three scouts with individual citations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to mark the auspicious occasion.