Prep Talk

Four Hermits Attain Eagle Scout

Posted November 23rd, 2012


In a Court of Honor ceremony held at Sacred Heart Church in Vineland, three current Prep students and a graduate from last year were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  Adam Jadick (Class of 2013) from Pittsgrove, Anthony Gaunt (Class of 2016) from Newfield, and Matthew Marroccelli (Class of 2016) and his brother Dante Marroccelli (Class of 2012), both from Vineland, attained the highest rank in scouting as members of Boy Scout Troop 580.

Eagle Scouts are required to earn a minimum of 21 merit badges and complete a service project. They also must be active within their troop for at least six months after achieving the rank of Life Scout, which precedes the Eagle Scout ranking.  More than two million Eagle Scout honors have been awarded since 1911, according to the Boy Scouts of America.

To read more about these latest Eagle Scouts and their projects, click here.

Photo caption:  (From left) Dante Marroccelli, Adam Jadick, Anthony Gaunt and Matthew Marroccelli read the Eagle Promise after becoming Eagle Scouts during a ceremony held at Sacred Heart Church in Vineland on November 18, 2012 (photo courtesy Cody Glenn, Daily Journal).