Eagle Scouts Court of Honor
The Veterans of Foreign Wars has recognized The Boy Scouts of America as the nation’s foremost youth program for character development and values based leadership training. We in Chalfont Post 3258 appreciate the mission of the Boy Scouts, which is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The VFW has been associated with the Boy Scouts since 1915 and the Chalfont Post since 1996. It has become a tradition for the Post to recognize the accomplishment of those young men who have reached the rank of Eagle. Those Scouts are presented a certificate by representatives from the Post at their Court of Honor, which reads:
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Certificate of Recognition
(Scout’s name and Troop number)
For outstanding achievement and exceptional
leadership ability evidenced by his attainment
of the rank of Eagle Scout.
The certificate has been signed by the Post Commander and Adjutant. Then on behalf of all Post members; the representatives attending wishes the Scouts continued success in all their future endeavors.
On the right, members of Chalfont VFW Post 3258, on February 10th, 2018 present certificates at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Chalfont Boy Scout Troop133. From left to right are Jim Dunn, Judge Advocate Post 3258, Christian Gundermann, William Marshall (our two newest Eagles) and Elwood Hippel, Commander VFW Post 3258. Read below for a description of their Eagle projects.
Eagle Scout Project
This year the Post was honored to participate in Troop 133's first Eagle Scout Ceremony for 2018. Two scouts completed all the requirements towards fulfilling Eagle Scout, and were presented an Eagle Scout certificate detailing their accomplishments. Mr. Jim Dunn, VFW Post 3248 Judge Advocate, along with several other Pennsylvania representatives, represented our Post and performed the honors. The two scouts, along with their Eagle Scout project, are listed below:
Christian Michael Gundermann - his project was through Special Equestrians, an organization which conducts therapeutic horseback riding lessons for people with mental disabilities. Christian cleaned out the attic of the barn, which consisted of moving and throwing away unused items and paperwork. No easy task in itself. In addition, he designed, built and installed a wooden storage cabinet to allow for the storage of helmets and show clothes, thus preserving them from the environment typically found around a barn. Chris is a senior at Central Bucks south HS and after graduation, plans on attending his choice of college to pursue a degree in the biology field.
William Carl Marshall - William's project consisted of creating a water erosion displacement system on a stretch of path for the Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve. He took logs throughout the preserve, and placed them in a diagonal pattern in order to divert water off the walk path. He then covered the logs with stone, such that the path was walk-able, which also allowed the personnel at the preserve to ride their lawn mower up and down the hill. William is a senior at North Penn HS and after graduation plans to attend a college of his choice and pursue a degree in chemical engineering.
We the members of Post 3258 wish these boys well. Through their hard work, dedication to service and perseverance in achieving their goals, we know they will succeed in all they attempt in future endeavors. Congratulations Eagles - job well done!