SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Recently, Springfield Elks Lodge held their annual Flag Day ceremony with two local Boy Scouts receiving Elks Eagle Scout plaques for their well-earned achievement.
Alan Joshua Aldrich, son of Clifton and Karen Aldrich, earned his Eagle Scout rank April 18, 2018 and also earned his Bronze palm. AJ has been actively involved in Troop 252 for six years and has held leadership positions of scribe, assistant senior patrol leader, and senior patrol leader. AJ’s Eagle Scout project was taking down and rebuilding the t-ball backstop at Riverside Middle School. AJ plans to help the troop over the next year and continue on to college to pursue a degree in law enforcement.
Adam Richard Stokarski, son of Pau and Crystal Stokarski, also earned his Eagle Scout April 18, 2018. Adam has also been actively involved in Troop 252 for six years and has held leadership positions of scribe, quartermaster, patrol leader, and assistant patrol leader. Adam’s Eagle Scout project was building a sign for the North Springfield Recreation Park. Adam plans to continue to help his troop over the next year and continue on to college to pursue a degree to become a game warden.
Several Cub and Boy Scouts helped in presenting the ritual of the history of the American Flag going back to the 1700. The Elks served a luncheon after the ceremony to show their appreciation to the Scouts for helping with their Flag Day ceremony.