Three Boy Scouts from Wilton Troop 20 — Ryan Carlson, Nicholas Johnson and Jackson Walker — earned the rank of Eagle and were celebrated for their accomplishments in an Eagle Court of Honor on March 5 at St. Matthew's Church.
Masters of ceremonies for the evening were Ryan and Nicholas’ brothers, Life Scouts Sean Carlson and Matthew Johnson. State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) gave the invocation and also presented each of the three Eagle Scouts with a citation from the State of Connecticut congratulating them for their dedication, hard work, and commitment required to reach the rank of Eagle. Each of the boys also received congratulatory certificates from the White House and U.S. Sen, Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).
During the ceremony, each Eagle Scout spoke of his experience during the past six years as a Boy Scout. In addition, their parents spoke of their sons’ trail to Eagle, from the first time they dropped them off at summer camp to watching them grow into young men needing to tackle challenging leadership positions, including guiding younger Scouts in the execution and completion of their Eagle service projects.