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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Erie County, N.Y. - Erie Couny Clerk Chris Jacobs was proud to be on hand to honor and recognize Andrew Skywark, Bart LaFaso, and Peyton Avery Medler from Troop 22 in Williamsville, as they successfully completed all requirements needed to earn the rank of Eagle Scout (Also pictured is the Hon. Jeffrey Voelkl-Williamsville Village Justice).

"These young men demonstrate precisely what a Boy Scout is? Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent," said Jacobs. " And from what I have learned about them, they have met and possibly even exceeded those principles."

From an early age, as a Tiger Cub, all Scouts are taught to live by those twelve words, and incorporate them in every part of their lives. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest form of recognition in the Boy Scouts of America and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment. 
"Scouting makes good citizens and leaders and instills values that help to keep them on the right track. Scouting provides opportunities for so many to learn leadership and vital life skills," Jacobs stated. "I commend you all on earning this outstanding achievement. Congratulations."

Jacobs also took time to acknowledge the Scout Leaders of Troop 22 for the guidance and direction provided to these young men, as well as the parents and families, for the continued support of their sons and of the Boys Scouts. The Award Ceremony was held at the Wick Center on the campus of Daemen College.