LINCOLN — Troop 711 Albion Scouts Timothy W. O’Reilly and Nickolai K. Morin were elevated to the rank of Eagle Scout at a High Court of Honor on May 28 at St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
O’Reilly is the son of John and Mary O’Reilly of Lord Fox Run. He is a senior at LaSalle Academy. Tim’s scouting career started as a Bear Scout in 2001. He earned his Arrow of Light and became a Scout in 2004. He earned the rank of Life Scout in 2009.
His Eagle project involved cleaning up trail and cutting, assembling and installing steps into the side of a steep hill at Gateway Park. Tim earned 34 merit badges and held the leadership positions of Chaplin Aide, Assistant Patrol leader, Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. Tim earned his Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pious Catholic Awards. He earned the Troop 711 Baden Powell Spirit of Scouting Award, snorkeling BSA, mile swim and he is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.
Morin is the son of Ken and Irena Morin of River Road. He is a junior at Lincoln High School. Nickolai’s scouting career started as a Webelos Scout in 2002. He earned his Arrow of Light and became a scout in 2005. He earned the rank of Life Scout in 2007.
His Eagle project involved researching and photographing various points of interest in Lincoln.
He created a picture alphabet book of Lincoln that is used in the 2nd grade classrooms in town. Nickolai has earned 70 merit badges, a Troop 711 record. He has held the leadership positions of Den Chief, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.
Nickolai earned his Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pious religious awards. He was awarded Rookie of the year, Scout of the Year, Hiker of Yawgoog and he is a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow.
The Eagle ceremony was presided over by Eagle Scout and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Jacob Malenfant. Scout Alex Kwarta said an opening prayer. Charter Rep Bruce Crowell and Assistant Scoutmaster Ken Vass led the Trail to Eagle. Scoutmaster Charlie Malenfant introduced the Eagle candidates. Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Dan Fournier led the Eagle pledge and Tim and Nickolai were joined by all attending Eagles who renewed their pledge.
Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Ryan McCarty administered the Eagle challenge. Assistant Scoutmaster Manny Tavares and former troop committee member Joe Fournier spoke about the character of Tim and Nickolai. The Eagle Scouts were presented with citations from Town Councilman Jim Janz and Ken Pichette, and Bill Dundulis for the Catholic Committee on Scouting.
The boys received numerous awards, citations and recognition from local and national politicians. In addition, they received blankets and silver coins from the Troop. A reception followed the ceremony in the Church hall. The Scouts are the 9th and 10th Eagle scouts for Troop 711 Albion.