Catholic High School students, Chris Alumbaugh (senior), Nathan Constant (junior) and Gabe Mengarelli (senior), have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Alumbaugh, Constant and Mengarelli are members of Troop 229 at St. Thomas More.
To earn this rank, a Scout must progress through six ranks, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve in several leadership positions within his troop and provide service to the community. In addition, a Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for a religious or community organization.
Alumbaugh’s Eagle Scout project consisted of replacing and relocating the Stations of the Cross at St. Thomas More which had fallen into disuse after a security fence had been built through the middle of them.
For his Eagle Scout project, Constant pressure-washed, cleaned debris and re-striped a parking lot for the non-profit organization, Cat Haven.
Mengarelli’s Eagle Scout project was cleaning up and restoring a memorial garden on the grounds of St. Paul Adult Learning Center. The garden was dedicated to Sister Cathleen Bahlinger. For more on Mengarelli’s project, click here to read the feature story done by The Advocate.