3 Scouts from Troop 35 in Medina earn Eagle Rank
Courtesy of Troop 35 in Medina
MEDINA – Three exceptional community service projects propelled Boy Scout members of Medina’s Troop 35 to be awarded the highest rank in Scouts, the Eagle Scout.
Following the Eagle Scout Board of Review on July 31 at the Iroquois Trail Council’s office in Lockport, three members of Medina’s Boy Scout Troop 35 – Coby Albone, Nick Bogan and Kristian Snyder – were awarded the highest rank in the organization.
Coby Albone, the son of Richard Albone of Medina and Denise and Barry Pawloski of Middleport, looked to helping the environment in and around the lakes of Orleans County for his Eagle Scout project. Coby engineered and installed Recycling Tubes for unwanted and cut off fishing line at 15 different fishing spots in and around the lakes of the area. His goal is to prevent the tangled fishing line from being discarded along the shores and in the lakes of the popular fishing areas to prevent harm to fish and wildlife.
Kristian Snyder is the son of the late former Troop Master of Medina’s Troop 35, Karl Snyder, and the late Nancy Snyder. Kristian held a free movie event at the Medina Theater with the admission being a donation of a can food item to help restock the shelves of the Medina Area Association of Churches (MAAC) Food Pantry. Kristian showed two movies to accommodate younger children with the first showing and older kids for the second movie. His movie night was a big success and over 300 pounds of food as well as a monetary donation was made to the MAAC Food Pantry, helping several in need throughout the community.
Nick Bogan, son of Kevin and Kathy Bogan, decided to help out the history of Orleans County by making and installing a sign at one of the oldest unmarked cemeteries in the area. Nick made and installed a 7’ by 8’ sign at the previously unmarked Daniels Cemetery on South Lyndonville Road in the Town of Ridgeway. Nick was amazed at the age of some of the grave stones in the Daniels Cemetery, several dating back to the turn of the century and include some of the early pioneers that helped to settle Orleans County and the Town of Ridgeway.
The three newest Eagle Ranks are added to the several other Eagles in the Medina Troop 35, including Nick and Kristian’s older brothers. Troop 35’s long history of serving others and doing good deeds throughout the community exemplify the goals of the Scouting organization.