Duo Join Oradell's Elite Rank of Eagle Scout
Oradell Troop 36's Korey Loehr and Dominic Dickson were both elevated to Eagle Scout over the weekend
With over 150 Eagle Scouts to date, Oradell Troop 36 recently welcomed two more into the rank as Korey Loehr and Dominic Dickson were elevated to Eagle during the Troop's Court of Honor ceremony.
Both young men's Eagle projects revolved around the environment as Loehr constructed a trio of "learning gardens" at the Oradell Swim Club while Dickson organized signs identifying which birds reside at the Tenafly Nature Center.
"It was a lot of hard work but it paid off," Dickson said.
Dickson's project also included building a bird watching informational backyard habitat complete with squirrel-proof bird feeders, a raccoon proof bird food storage area and a customized informative bird watching board.
Loehr's "learning gardens", which was completed for the Oradell Environmental Commitee, will feature indigenous plants, primarily Hostas.
His project expands upon Oradell Eagle Scout Michael Schuler's community gardens that were created in July 2011. Schuler's raised gardens feature a variety of peppers and tomatoes, marigolds and zucchini and are maintained by the community at-large with the help of the Environmental Committee.
Established on April 11, 1911 as Troop 1, Oradell's Boy Scout Troop is the second troop to be chartered in the United States and first in New Jersey. With over 100 years of history, Troop 36 is sponsored by American Legion Post 41 and welcomed its first two Eagle Scouts in 1925, Mr. Robert Gilchrist and Mr. Robert Richardson. Former resident and astronaut Walter Schirra was a member of the troop in 1934.