Boy Scout Troop 39 welcomes two more Eagle Scouts to its ranks

Sep 12, 2021

Two Wareham Boy Scouts joined the ranks of those who have achieved the organization’s highest honor and formally became Eagle Scouts on Sunday, Sept. 12. 

Liam Scott and Anthony Sciaraffa of Boy Scout Troop 39 celebrated their new status at a ceremony attended by fellow scouts, friends, teachers, mentors and family members. The ceremony was held at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, with which both boys have a connection. 

Scott is a senior at Upper Cape Tech this year, and Sciaraffa graduated in May. 

Kim Carman, Troop 39’s chartered organization representative who has been involved with the Boy Scouts for about 55 years, said that since July 2020 the troop has seen five boys achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Four out of five of those Eagle Scouts — including Scott and Sciaraffa — have been Upper Cape Tech students as well, Carman said. 

The honor was the culmination of years of hard work for Scott and Sciaraffa, both of whom worked to meet the stringent Eagle Scout requirements — an achievement many scouts never attain. 

For his final project, Scott worked to both clean up and address some safety concerns at the Wareham Police Department. Among other things, Scott and Troop 39 scouts painted old, faded handrails at the police station bright white and fixed some damaged concrete steps, which then-Police Chief John Walcek feared posed a tripping hazard. Scott also applied a fresh coat of “police blue” paint to the Wareham Police Department sign. 

Several of the speakers — including former Police Chief John Walcek — praised Scott for “finding his voice” over the course of his years as a scout and his work on his final project. 

Sciaraffa’s Eagle Project involved cleaning up Upper Cape Tech’s ¾ mile Fit Trail by clearing, trimming and raking along the trail and at each workout station. He also made and installed birdhouses around the athletic field that would attract wildlife to the area.

Carman, who works at Upper Cape Tech, said it was great to see an Eagle Project benefit the school. 

The Eagle Court of Honor event started with a traditional ceremony, including one in which the scouts lit a candle for each element of the Scout Law. 

The scouts received new neckerchiefs signifying their Eagle Scout status, along with pins. They also thanked their parents and mentors, awarding them with smaller pins in honor of their guidance through their years of scouting.

Scott was joined at the ceremony by his parents, Josie and Brian Scott. Sciaraffa’s parents, Cheryl and Mike Sciaraffa, were in attendance as well. 

Select Board member Patrick Tropeano attended the ceremony and planned to present the scouts with a proclamation from the board recognizing their achievements.

The boys also received a resolution from the State Senate and State House of Representatives.

Closing the ceremony, Scout Master Chris Moulding congratulated the boys on their achievements.

“I can’t be more proud of these scouts,” Moulding said. “Thank you all for coming.”

After the ceremony, the crowd celebrated with a lunch buffet and an assortment of sweet treats.