Two more Eagle Scouts for Troop 35 in Goshen
The newest Eagle Scouts with Boy Scout Troop 35 in Goshen, Jackson Ives, left, and Joe Sefcik. Contributed photos
Goshen’s Boy Scout Troop 35 honored Scouts Jackson Ives and Joe Sefcik recently for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.
Ives and Sefcik were recognized during a ceremony at Camp Cochipianee Feb. 24. Ives joins his father, Brandon, an adult leader with Troop 35, and brothers, Connor and Clayton, as an Eagle Scout. Brandon, Connor and Clayton also achieved the milestone with Troop 35. Sefcik is the son of Troop 35 Scoutmaster Joe Sefcik, who is an Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Scout project, Ives renovated the shed at the skating rink in the center of town. He replaced walls, the roof, and trim, put down rubber mats to give the shed a floor, installed a solar panel and battery box to provide lighting for the shed, and built four cedar benches for skaters.
Sefcik’s project involved the construction of an elevated bird-watching platform at the Harwinton Land Trust’s Bull Pond Preserve. Sefcik designed the platform and, with the help of Troop 35 Scouts and adult leaders, built a foundation for the platform and installed its deck, which is topped by benches the group made.
Below, Eagle Scout Jackson Ives, second from left, with his parents, Brandon and Patty, and brother, Clayton.