At the Board meeting on June 14, the Board of Supervisors honored Senthil Vel, a member of Scout Troop 6 in West Chester, for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout at the early age of 14. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that a Boy Scout can attain, and the average age of Scouts who attain this rank is 17.
In addition, Senthil has earned the William T. Hornaday Conservation Badge, one of only four Scouts in Chester County to ever earn this Badge. This is a most prestigious conservation award, and he is working toward earning the Hornaday Silver Medal, the highest to be awarded by the Boy Scouts of America. He only needs to complete 3 more conservation projects to earn this Silver Medal, one of which will be invasive species management at Exton Park.
Senthil’s Eagle Scout project consisted of the construction and installation of 18 Eastern Bluebird houses and 6 Wood Duck houses in East Bradford Township parks.
He has earned a total of 28 Merit Badges and held the Leadership Positions of Assistant Scribe, Scribe, and Troop Guide.
Senthil thanks his Eagle Scout Coach, Mr. Charlie Myhre, Hornaday Award Advisor, Mr. Tom Livary, his fellow Scouts, Troop Leaders, Volunteers, Donors, and of course his family.