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 Awarded to
(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 is signed by the Post Commander and Adjutant. Then, on behalf of all Post members, the representatives attending wish the Scouts continued success in all their future endeavors.
October 2019 Eagle Awards
On Saturday October 5, 2019 Chalfont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3258 presented Certificates of Recognition to 4 Eagle Scouts from Chalfont Troop 36 of the Boy Scouts of America. Presenting the awards were:
- John Otte – Post 3258 Commander
- Bill Bortz – Post 3258 Junior Vice Commander
- George Uhl
- David Dantzler
Post Commander John Otte addressed the audience and thanked the scouts, Patrick Cavalli, Austin Cervasio, Myles Collier and George Vicente, for all of their hard work and dedication in pursuit of their Eagle Scout badge. Post member George Uhl also spoke about his time in the boy scouts and of his late father that had also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Also presenting awards were:
- Todd Pollinchock – PA State Representative from the 144th District
- Brian Fitzpatrick – United States House of Representatives
- Steven J. Santarsiero – PA State Senator
- Wendy Ullman – PA State Representative from the 143rd District
Additionally, we also visited Scout Troop 48, in Doylestown. Our Post was represented at the Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony for Sean Patrick Ryan (First Pic below), at Doylestown Presbyterian Church on October 6th, by John Otte and Woody Hippel. Woody remembered Verne Keats as mentor to Sean (who began in Chalfont) in his journey in scouting and John congratulated Sean and presented him with a Post coin. At the reception our members further chatted with Sean and his parents and teachers. Also presenting were Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and PA Rep and Post member Todd Polinchock.
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!
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