The largest group of Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 167 in Arlington to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout was honored for their achievement on March 1 at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Those attaining Eagle Rank were:
Brian Claeys – junior, Gonzaga College High School,
Spencer Cobb – senior, Yorktown High School,
Nicholas Goryachev – junior, Yorktown High School,
Ross Kocher – junior, Yorktown High School,
Callan Rogers – senior, HB Woodlawn Secondary Program,
Andrew Schweser – senior, Wakefield High School,
David V. Wein-Kandil – senior, HB Woodlawn Secondary Program.
The Scouts have been friends for several years and elected to participate together in the Eagle Court of Honor — the first time in the troop’s history to so honor a group of young men.
Six of the new Eagles joined together to backpack at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2011; and four of those returned for a second year last summer. Scouts Brian, Spencer, Nick, Ross and Andrew are also members of Scouting’s “Order of the Arrow.”
The Scouts’ Eagle projects provided service and assistance to the community. Locations that benefited included Arlington Central Library, Camp Highroad, the Gulf Branch Nature Center, Long Branch Nature Center, Ball Family Cemetery, Arlington Food Assistance Center (Culpepper Senior Center garden plots) and the Bluemont Frisbee golf course.