MOVING UP IN THE WORLD — An Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony for Collin Patrick Edbauer and Connor Joseph Edbauer (front) was held on April 7 at St. Aloysius Parish Hall in Springville and attended by New York Congressman Chris Collins (right). Photos by Leo Mrugala.
SPRINGVILLE — Collin Edbauer and Connor Edbauer were recognized by Eagle Scout Troop 524 at St. Aloysius Parish Hall in Springville on April 7.
An Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held for both brothers, as the two were named Eagle Scouts.
Also in attendance were several guest speakers, including Congressman Chris Collins. Springville Deputy Mayor Terry Skelton and American Legion Post 431 Commander Tom Hawkins.
Collin Edbauer’s troop positions of responsibility that led to his being named an Eagle Scout included librarian, historian, assistant patrol leader, Moose Valley patrol leader and troop guide.
This new Eagle Scout has earned 42 merit badges, including wilderness survival and environmental science.
Collin Edbauer also has held several positions of responsibility, including den chief, Grizzly Patrol leader, Wise Owl patrol leader and quarter master.
That Scout has earned 36 merit badges, including citizenship in the community and emergency preparedness.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB — Pictured, from left: Jeff Maybray, Joe Wolniewicz, Collin Edbauer, Connor Edbauer and Joel Maul.
The brothers both credited their grandfather, Howard Jordan, for pushing them to succeed. “He was a man of great faith and patriotism, which he promoted, to the fullest,” Collin Edbauer said.
“It was because of his personal experiences in Scouting that he encouraged our parents to let us join the Scouts. He always had an enthusiasm, when he spoke of his Scouting adventures. We honor him today, by making this achievement, and thank everyone that helped us, along the way.”
Joel Maul and Joe Wolnewicz of Troop 524 presented the Eagle Scouts with their awards.
PROUD NEW MEMBERS — New York State Congressman Chris Collins poses with new Eagle Scouts Collin and Connor Edbauer.
Assistant Scoutmaster Dennis Sullivan performed a musical number, as the Troop 524 colors were presented.
Both of the Edbauer brothers swore to follow the Eagle Scout oath, which states, “On my honor, I will do my best to uphold the honor of this award, to cherish the brotherhood and citizenship which comes to me by this award, to carry forth the torch of freedom and democracy wherever I go and pledge myself in service to God and country,” which solidifes their rank as Eagles Scouts.