Eagle joins brothers in rank

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:16

Franklin — Brian Grogaard was the third Grogaard son to achieve the Boy Scout Eagle rank, when on March 29 he was honored during a ceremony at Immaculate Conception Church. Brian’s parents, Karl and Abby Grogaard, made the presentation. Eagle is highest rank a Boy Scout can earn and is achieved by completing the 21 required merit badges, conducting and leading a service project and showing leadership within the Troop. Brian’s service project was done at the Pond in the Franklin Recreation Area. He led Troop 90, of which he is a member, in building benches and tables on the beach of the Pond. Brian wanted to give the citizens and visitors of Franklin a place to sit and enjoy the fresh air whether they are fishing, ice skating or just enjoying the park. Brian is also a Brotherhood Member and Vice Chief of Lore of Woapalanne Lodge #43 of the Order of the Arrow, is on staff at Boy Scout summer camp, Camp Somers, and has earned the following awards; Jockey Hollow Medal, Boston Freedom Trail Award, Valley Forge Historical Trail Award, Fredricksburg Historical Trail Award, Old New York Historical Trail Award, Historic Philadelphia Trail Award, BSA Lifeguard, and the Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem. Brian started his Scouting career as a Cub Scout in Franklin Pack 90 and crossed over to Franklin Boy Scout Troop 90. Brian is a junior at Wallkill Valley Regional High School and works part time as a life guard.