Congratulations to senior Alex Griffin on recently being awarded the highest honor in the Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
He received his Eagle Scout Award at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on November 18. The rank of Eagle is the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America, and is achieved by fewer than four percent of all scouts nationally.
As a requirement for the Boy Scout rank of Eagle, Alex coordinated a service project in the community for the Robert Eckert Theater at EPAC, a historic theater located at 102 Washington Avenue in Endicott. The project included replacement of stairs in the third-floor prop rooms and replacement of a faulty sliding door to one of the prop rooms. Both improvements were urgently needed, as the stairs and doors had the potential to be safety hazards if the improvements were not made. He organized volunteers, helped EPAC raise the needed funds, and coordinated the work activities.
Alex joined the Boy Scouts as a Tiger Cub in 2006, and joined Troop 234 of West Corners in Endicott in 2011. He is currently the Senior Patrol leader of his troop. Each Eagle Candidate is required to complete 21 merit badges and a community service project. In addition to his Eagle Rank, Alex received several commendations, including the Bronze and Gold Eagle Palms, signifying completion of more merit badges than those required for the rank of Eagle.
His passion for music and performing prompted him to select EPAC as the beneficiary of his community service project. Alex plans to attend college to study computer science and minor in music or theater in the fall of 2018. He has been a performer at the Endicott Performing Arts Center since 2012. This December, he will be performing at EPAC as Buddy in “Elf: The Musical.”