Sterling’s newest Eagle Scouts plan for bright futures

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Story and photos by James Barbato

Troop 189, Boy Scouts of America, awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to three Sterling teens, Callum Glasier, Adam Mammone and James Lane at a ceremony held on May 21 at the Leominster Elks. All are seniors at Wachusett Regional High School. Each Eagle Scout earned at least 21 merit badges and completed a community service project proposed by the scout and approved by their scoutmasters. All their projects involved approximately 200 hours to complete.

For his community service project, Callum Glasier designed and constructed a kiosk and planned a projected parking area at the trailhead of the Allenwood Conservation Area for the Sterling Land Trust. James Lane’s project involved redoing the memorial area in Sterling’s Hillside Cemetery for the American Legion. The work involved taking up the bricks in an existing brick patio and relaying them, installing four new granite benches and planting and mulching four trees. Adam Mammone constructed 18 bluebird, four wood duck and two kestrel houses placed in several locations for the Sterling Land Trust. He had to research the specific designs for size and hole sizes required to attract the requisite species.

These projects not only benefit the community but teach the scouts valuable skills ranging from planning, executing and funding their work to learning to solve problems that arise. The process of coordinating the volunteers who assisted in the various phases of each project provided them with valuable leadership skills.

Mammone plans to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston in September, majoring in construction management. Glasier will attend Babson College in Wellesley, where he will study business with a focus on finance and statistics. Lane will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington, majoring in environmental science.

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