Helm named Eagle Scout

Helm named Eagle Scout

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Alex Helm, a Boy Scout from Troop 1139 Slatersville has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

Helm’s project to complete the rank was the rehabilitated of Eagle Point behind the North Smithfield Public Library. He repaired a bridge and added a ramp for access, repaired and added picnic tables, and cleared brush and debris from the trails.

A ceremony held last week included comments from Scoutmaster Rob Skinner, who met Alex six years ago when he was helping with a Cub Scout campout. Skinner said that Helm exemplified the character of Scouting then, and throughout his time in Scouts.

Town Administrator Gary Evoski thanked Helm for the improvements to the town and the Scout himself thanked his parents, friends, and other family for their support. Helm told current Scouts to keep working hard and respect each other.

Helm earned 34 merit badges, was awarded Arrow of Light, Order of the Arrow, National Youth Leadership and became Junior Leadership trained over his years as a Scout. His leadership positions included Troop Librarian, Troop Guide, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader.