February 26, 2021

Meet Troop 1 Seekonk’s Newest Eagle Scouts

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Being helpful and bringing cheerful service to others has been always been core to the scouting program, but this past year in particular it helped give the members of Troop 1 Seekonk an extra sense of purpose. Among some of our service projects completed in 2020 are these two from our newest Eagle Scouts. Eagle Scout projects are about managing and providing leadership and we are thankful for these scouts and the joy their projects will bring to the community for years to come.

Benjamin R. Pope
Ben’s project was to help refurbish some of the garden pits in the Seekonk Commons. The project consisted of replacing the old mulch and lining in the pits, then adding new mulch, weed blocker, and lining to the pits. After that, a stone dust pathway and benches were added so that the residents are able to enjoy the garden pits and have a spot to rest. The project took 4 weeks to finish, and over 250 hours were put into the project’s completion.
During Ben’s time with Troop 1, he earned 36 merit badges and earned his Bronze, Gold and Silver Eagle palms. He was a staff member of Narragansett Council’s National Youth Leadership Program as a Troop Guide and ASPL, attended NYLT Academy in Washington D.C, and is currently a Vigil Honor member and Lodge Vice Chief in the Order of the Arrow. As a Cub Scout, Ben was a member of Pack 88 in Rumford.
At Seekonk High School, Ben was a student executive of the Audio Visual Club, and was a member of the Math Team and Senior Class Council. Currently, he attends Dean College where he is majoring in Communications and Sports Broadcasting.

Michael M. Tenreiro
Michael’s Eagle Scout Project was the landscaping and planting of a garden around the statue of Saint Teresa at Saint Teresa’s Parish in Pawtucket, RI. The garden was constructed to give patrons of the church a nice view while they walk, drive, or lounge around the area. Michael and his volunteers planted over eight bushes, a variety of hydrangeas, as well as lilies.
During his years in Troop 1 Seekonk, Michael has earned 34 Merit Badges and has attended Yawgoog every year and Merit Badge College 6 years. He specifically enjoyed the bi-yearly trips to go white water rafting as well as any and all mountain hikes. Michael made Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow, attended National Youth Leadership Training, and Senior Patrol Leader of his Troop. Michael started out as a Cub Scout in Pack 88, Rumford.
Michael is currently a senior at Mount Saint Charles Academy and is devoted to countless fine arts activities – jazz band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, select choir, and drama. Michael intends on attending Loyola University New Orleans for Music Education starting in the fall.
We wish our Eagle Scouts all the best in their future endeavors! Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1911, only 4% of Scouts have earned this rank.

To find out more about Scouting in Seekonk:
Visit our website at www.Troop1Seekonk.org  

Email us for more info:
Scouts BSA Troop 1 Seekonk (for Boys ages 11-17):
Troop1SeekonkMA@gmail.com 

Scouts BSA Troop 9 Seekonk (for Girls ages 11-17):
Troop9SeekonkMA@gmail.com 

Cub Scout Pack 88 Rumford/Seekonk (for Boys & Girls, Grades K-5): Pack88.Cubs@gmail.com 




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