Marlborough Scout soars to Eagle
Marlborough – Alexander P. Pelletier, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 303 Marlborough, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor to celebrate his achievement. His elevation to Eagle Scout coincides with the Centennial Year of Eagle Scouting. Alex is the son of Paul and Marlene Pelletier.
Alex began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub in first grade in Pack 24, sponsored by the Immaculate Conception Church and progressed through Cub Scouts. In 2006 he entered Troop 303 and advanced through the ranks. In addition to earning over 21 required merit badges, Alex has served in troop leadership positions as senior patrol leader and junior assistant Scout master, and participated in numerous service projects, camping trips and other activities required to advance to the rank of Eagle.
Additionally, Alex completed a major community service project. Alex's project consisted of beautifying church grounds at the Immaculate Conception Church. Alex organized the project, gathered donations and purchased materials. He scheduled Dig Safe visits and supervised members of his troop and other volunteers in removing dirt, roots and rocks and preparing a 60-foot area for planting of 18 Arborvitae evergreen trees and chrysanthemum plants. After the planting was complete, he organized volunteers to water the newly planted shrubs daily for several weeks.
According to Fr. Michael MacEwen, Pastor at Immaculate Conception Church, “Alex recognized the need we had for beautifying the approach to the Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine. His good work has helped bring a peaceful environment to this spiritual place.”
Alex is entering his senior year at Marlborough High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Business Club and plays varsity football. He attended Boy's State in June 2012. Alex's part-time jobs include ski instructor at Ward Hill and fore caddy at Marlborough Country Club.
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