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Oswego Scouts Earn Eagle Status

Oct 25, 2015 10:38AM ● By Steven Jack

Oswego's latest Eagle Scouts are from left to right Michael Brennan, Matthew Frantik and Ethan Gilmer (Submitted photo)

Troop 31 was proud to award Michael Brennan, Matthew Frantik and Ethan Gilmer the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor Ceremony Oct. 17.

These young men worked tirelessly and fulfilled many requirements to obtain the highest rank in Scouting. Each individual was responsible for planning, funding and executing an Eagle Project.  

Michael Brennan led a beautification project benefitting Bickford Assisted Living.  He and his team built and installed wooden flower boxes on the property for all to view.  Michael said the experience gained managing his Eagle Project, as well as the many troop-leadership positions held while in Scouting, will help him lead initiatives in his future career.

Matthew Frantik led a team of 10 people who planned, built and installed a new information kiosk and pathway at Hoover Outdoor Education Center.  Matthew believes the 125 plus hours spent on his project not only helped him obtain a scholarship to college, but also helped him secure his current employment.

Ethan Gilmer organized a school-supply drive to benefit local students. He was able to distribute nearly $7,000 worth of supplies to families in our community! Ethan believes his Eagle award was a factor in winning a scholarship to his university. He also believes that his Eagle award will help him stand out in the future.

The troop is proud of these young men and their accomplishments. We are excited to watch these young men make a difference in the world!

If you have any interest in Boy Scouts or our Troop, please contact George Webber, Scoutmaster, at

Information and photo submitted by the Troop 31 Scribes