Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout, Clayton Cushing!

Clayton - Eagle picClayton has been an active member of Cub/Boy Scouts for over 12 years.  During that time, he has embraced the core values of Boy Scouts of America and has been a dedicated scout, student, athlete, and community member in East Lyme.  A pivotal experience in his scouting career was the summer before freshman year when Clay was nominated senior patrol leader for 25 fellow scouts at the 2013 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  This role gave him a good understanding of what it takes to lead and motivate your peers, especially in a new and challenging environment. Over the past couple years, Clay has served as senior patrol leader in our troop as well.  Clayton’s Eagle project involved building a handicap accessible ramp at the American Legion – Post 128 in Niantic, CT.  Considering the honorable service of our veterans and their commitment to the scouting program, it seemed only fitting that Clay give back to the Legion.

Troop 240, family members and close friends will be celebrating the Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, March 12, 2017 (2:00PM) at the American Legion.  Thanks to all the scout leaders, his parents, teachers and community members who have helped to make this happen!