5 Scouts earn Eagle rank at Troop 1 Diamond Hill

5 Scouts earn Eagle rank at Troop 1 Diamond Hill

Troop 1 Diamond Hill held a Court of Honor June 30 at St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland, to elevate five Boy Scouts to the rank of Eagle Scout. From left are Scout Daniel W. Collard and his parents, Cathy and Scoutmaster Stephen Collard; Aidan H. Sousa and parents Keith and Colleen Sousa; Ethan M. Trigo and parents Paul and Susan Trigo; Robert A. Chesney and parents Robert and Jodie Chesney; and Jordan W. LeClair and his parents, Ron and Stacie LeClair. Wtih his son’s promotion, Collard retired as Scoutmaster after several years of service to the troop. (Breeze photo by Tom Ward)

CUMBERLAND – Five Boy Scouts from Troop 1 Diamond Hill were raised to the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor on Saturday, June 30, at St. John Vianney Church. The awards were presented by Scoutmasters Stephen Collard and David Becker. Collard’s son, Daniel, was a recipient. Citations were presented by Mayor Bill Murray and Michael Plasse. The new Eagle Scouts are:

• Robert A. Chesney, son of Robert and Jodie Chesney, earned 35 merit badges in his Scouting career. He served as assistant senior patrol leader and was the troop webmaster. He earned his Order of the Arrow, and Bronze and Gold Palms. For his Eagle project, he executed the rehabilitation of the playground at the Children’s Shelter of Blackstone Valley, and raised funds to cover the entire project.

• Daniel W. Collard, son of Scoutmaster Stephen and Cathy Collard, earned 38 merit badges in his career. He served as assistant senior patrol leader and junior assistant scoutmaster in his career. He earned his Order of the Arrow and NOA camping award, as well as his Bronze, Gold and Silver Palms. For his Eagle project, he organized a shoe drive for Soles4Souls, and collected 2,633 pairs of new and gently worn shoes to help those in need.

• Jordan W. LeClair is the son of Ron and Stacie LeClair. He earned 39 merit badges in his career. He served in troop leadership as the assistant senior patrol leader, treasurer and quartermaster. He earned the Bronze, Gold and Silver Palms. For his Eagle project, Jordan improved two Cumberland Land Trust sites, clearing the trail heads, leveling ground, and adding picnic tables to the areas.

• Aidan H. Sousa is the son of Keith and Colleen Sousa. He earned 31 merit badges in his years as a Scout. He earned his Order of the Arrow and NOA camping award, and served as assistant senior patrol leader and junior assistant scoutmaster. For his Eagle project, Aidan led the troop and worked with leaders of the Veterans Memorial Museum in Woonsocket to organize and archive historical artifacts including uniforms, helmets and other items.

• Ethan M. Trigo is the son of Paul and Susan Trigo. He earned 30 merit badges in his years in Scouting. He served in troop leadership as senior patrol leader, treasurer and quartermaster. He earned his Order of the Arrow and NOA camping award, and his Bronze Palm. For his Eagle project, Ethan organized and executed a toy drive for the Marines’ Toys for Tots Program, as well as the Cumberland Happy Baskets.