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Local Boy Scout becomes Eagle Scout

Westborough resident Christian Saccone has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Westborough – The highest award that can be received by members of the Boy Scouts of America is the rank of Eagle Scout. Only 5 percent of boys who join scouting ever receive this award. On July 14, Christian Saccone of Westborough's Troop 4 was honored as an Eagle Scout at Camp Resolute, Bolton.

    For the Eagle Scout rank, a scout must earn 21 merit badges, including 12 that are required. He must hold a position of responsibility within the troop and must lead an Eagle Scout Service Project, which is a benefit to the church, school or community. Christian has earned 26 merit badges and held several leadership positions, including den chief and instructor within Troop 4.

    For his Eagle Service Project, Christian took his interest in first aid and emergency preparedness and worked with home-bound senior citizens at the Westborough Senior Center and Walker Meadow Retirement Community.  Christian and his team of 15 volunteers spent 210 hours putting together and delivering 20 emergency preparedness kits to home-bound senior citizens who would not be able to put together a kit on their own. He also created and directed emergency preparedness seminars for senior citizens at the Westborough Senior Center and Walker Meadow Retirement Community with the assistance of his volunteers. He was inspired to do the project after a severe ice storm hit central Massachusetts in the winter of 2008, leaving many people stranded in their homes and unprepared. Christian's project provided peace of mind for those senior citizens in the community who were unable to prepare for emergencies themselves.

    Christian attended Fay School in Southborough and is currently a student at Deerfield Academy, where he will enter his junior year in the fall. He is the son of Lee-Anne and Mark Saccone, also an Eagle Scout, and the brother of Drew Saccone, a Life Scout.

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