State Rep. James Arciero recently attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Ericsson Blaze Gauthier of Westford Boy Scout Troop 195. To achieve the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges in a number of different subjects ranging from first aid to nuclear science. It is the highest award in Scouting.
Additionally, Eagle Scout candidates must plan and complete an extensive Eagle Scout project which consists of the coordination of materials, manpower, and the cooperation of many individuals to achieve the objective of the project. Such projects benefit community groups or civic organizations and represent service to society as well as a demonstration of the leadership required to be an Eagle Scout. For his project, Ericsson designed, built and installed a new storage shed at the American Legion Field, providing a safe and secure place for the Westford Youth Baseball and Softball League to keep their equipment.
As part of the ceremony, Arciero, who is also an Eagle Scout, presented Ericsson with official citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives to mark the auspicious occasion.