On Sunday, June 20th, Hunter Mancini of Oakville (front row, third from left), was honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Hunter is a member of Boy Scout Troop 140 St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville. This honor is one of the most important events in a Boy Scout’s program. By earning Eagle rank, Hunter demonstrated his commitment to himself, his community, his troop and has made a significant step towards adulthood.

His ceremony was held at the Peace Hall at Holy Land USA in Waterbury, which is the location of his Eagle project. Hunter built a new handicap entrance to the hall, and cleaned, mulched, and planted many new plants around the perimeter of Peace Hall. The project was completed over a three-day period.

Construction was performed by more than 20 scouts and volunteers logging more than 120 hours. Sid White was responsible for planning and making the entrance sturdy and safe. Hardware was donated by Beth and John Turgeon. All the new cedarwood and plants were donated by Lowes of Southington. Many of the grasses and plants were donated by family members.

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