June 26, 2022

Chester/Deep River Boy Scout Troop 13 Newest Eagle Scout


Chester/Deep River Boy Scout Troop 13 newest Eagle Scout Josef Fenton Lenz (photo Michael Rutty)

Chester/Deep River Boy Scout Troop 13 newest Eagle Scout Josef Fenton Lenz (photo Michael Rutty)

Troop 13 – Boy Scouts of America would like to congratulate Josef Fenton Lenz for earning the rank of Eagle Scout.  An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Josef on July 26, 2014 at the Deep River Town Hall Auditorium.

To become an Eagle Scout, Josef earned 45 merit badges and advanced through the seven scout ranks by learning Scout and Life skills while simultaneously providing leadership to his Troop and service to his community.  One of the final requirements for the Eagle Rank is to show leadership in and complete a service project that benefits the boy’s community, school, or religious institution.

Josef showed leadership over others by developing and implementing a plan to establish and mark a new 0.3 mile long foot trail located at the Florence Bidwell Sanctuary on Rattling Valley Road in Deep River.  The project included fabricating and mounting a trail map on a cedar post at the site entrance and the clearing and placement of two processed stone parking spots on an underutilized 12.8 acre property of the Deep River Land Trust. While working on the project Josef worked with various municipal groups, attended and presented at meetings, secured donations for supplies, designed and oversaw volunteers through the construction and installation period. This project has enabled the development of recreation features to a lightly used open space parcel making it more accessible for both education and recreation uses by schools, youth groups and the general public.

Information about Troop 13 – BSA

Troop 13 Boy Scouts serves the boys ages 11-18 of Chester and Deep River. The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America is to help young men develop their character and life skills all while having fun. There is much emphasis placed on assisting these young men to develop into strong healthy citizens who will lead our communities and country in the years ahead. The Boy Scout methods help to promote these ideals through the challenge of putting them into practice with the Troop Program. This is done in a way that is both challenging and fun.  To learn more information about joining Troop 13 please contact our Scoutmaster, Steven Merola @ 860-526-9262