Troop 850 Eagle Scouts Honored

Posted on September 26, 2018

Collin Szczepanski, Alden Mallory, and Siressh Vinnakota of Troop 850 were recently honored for achieving prestigious Eagle Scout status, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. The three Scouts were inducted in a special ceremony held at Montgomery United Methodist Church. They also received proclamations from the Mayor and Elected Officials at the Montgomery Township Committee meeting on July 5, 2018.

The rigorous requirement for Eagle Scout status include planning, developing, and leading a service project that benefits a religious institution, school, or community.

Collin Szczepanski designed and constructed a dugout cover for a softball field at Montgomery Veteran’s Park. The cover provides shade for the players

Eagle Scouts Alden Mallory (left), Collin Szczepanski (center), and Siressh Vinnakota (right) holding framed copies of their resolutions given by the Montgomery Township Committee at the July 5 meeting.

during games. Collin is currently attending Washington University in St. Louis and is majoring in Physics and Chemistry with the hopes of one-day attending graduate school for medical research.

Alden Mallory designed and constructed bat houses to limit fungal growth and to maximize durability and usage. His antifungal design is essential in preventing the growth and spread of a toxic fungus that causes White Nose Syndrome in bats, a lethal infection that has killed off over 80% of North Eastern bat populations in the last four years. The bat houses have been consistently inhabited and have shown no signs of fungal growth or bat fatalities. Alden is studying Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Colorado University with the goal of attending medical school.

Siressh Vinnakota conceptualized and built a thousand paper origami crane display that signifies peace which has been donated to the Montgomery High School History Department with the hopes of humanizing the effects of nuclear war. Sireesh attends Pomona College and is studying Political Science, Mathematics, and Economics.

Source: Montgomery BSA Troop 850