Two Residents Become Eagle Scouts
Posted: July 28, 2022
During the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Event held at the Randolph Community Center on Sunday, July 24, 2022, two Randolph residents received proclamations from Mayor Marie Potter on behalf of the township council in recognition of their achievement of the Eagle Scout rank earlier this year: Aidan Christopher Jackson and Aden Katz.
As Boy Scouts of America with Troop #50, Mr. Jackson had been a member for twelve years before earning the rank of Eagle Scout on January 25, 2022, and Mr. Katz was a member for seven years prior to his promotion to Eagle Scout on January 16, 2022. Both young men earned their ranks through completion of projects that will have lasting impacts for the community.
Mr. Jackson led a project that will benefit the users of the new Veterans Community Park. After discussing several ideas with Randolph Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Russ Newman, they agreed on installing a much-needed bike rack next to the pavilion. After providing management at the Home Depot and Landi Landscaping a description of the proposed work and list of necessary tools and materials, both businesses (along with one customer) contributed monetary donations, store credit and material, and Landi Landscaping delivered everything at no cost. The bike rack project took approximately 148 hours to complete and is a wonderful addition to Veterans Park that will be used by visitors for many years to come.
Mr. Katz earned his Eagle Scout Award by doing a project that will benefit the children of Fernbrook Elementary School. After discussing various project ideas with the school, it was decided that building a sensory walkway running adjacent to the existing walkway to the playground would be a unique and beneficial addition. He approached management at the Home Depot with his description of the project, who generously donated all the material needed for the frame and other materials. Relying on experience he gained by helping other Eagle Scouts with their projects, Mr. Katz then led a volunteer contingent of fellow scouts and family members in constructing an 8-foot by 4-foot walkway complete with divided sections designed to engage the senses. The sensory walkway took two days to construct and is now greatly enjoyed by the students of Fernbrook School.
In achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, Mr. Jackson and Mr. Katz have reached the zenith of scouting and are a source of pride and inspiration for all of Randolph. Both young men deserve recognition and congratulations for their exceptional achievements!