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Burlington Scout Promoted to the Rank of Eagle

Founded in 1914, Troop 511 is the elder Boy Scouts of America troop in Burlington, and also happens to be one of the oldest troops in the entire country.

Troop 511 recently had the honor of promoting Lucas Myers to scouting’s highest achievement, the rank of Eagle Scout. 

Meyer’s Eagle Scout services project was making bat houses in Mary Cummings Park and at the Landlocked Forest, improving the habitat for the bat population. Bats eat nuisance bugs including mosquitos and are an important part to our local ecosystem. Bats are losing their roost sites everyday due to human disturbance and urbanization and the newly installed bat houses make a difference for Burlington and the environment.

Burlington Select Board member Mike Espejo is Troop 511 alum, attended the ceremony and spoke about it at a recent Select Board meeting. 

“As a Troop 511 Eagle Scout myself, it was an honor to represent the town at Lucas’ Court of Honor. His project was very creative and timely with all of the renovations at Mary Cummings Park. Mary Cummings Park and the Landlocked Forest are both green space hidden treasures we have here in town and hopefully, the project can bring more awareness to these great spaces,” said Espejo.