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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Brothers become Eagles together
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Susan Grieco/Herald
Eagle Scout Richard Capo, left, led Jack and Charlie Clifford in the Eagle Scout Promise at the their Court of Honor ceremony on Dec. 1 at Blessed Sacrament.

Charlie graduated from Central in June. There, he was a member of the video technology club and EnviroCentral, an environmental club. He now attends Nassau Community College and is studying graphic design.

Both have remained active in the scouts since graduating high school. Charlie, already a senior patrol leader, will soon become an assistant scoutmaster.

Jack is an assistant scoutmaster and still attends troop meetings when he is home. He said his most memorable moments from scouting are camping trips and outdoor activities with friends. Charlie said he enjoyed the camping, canoeing and skiing trips.

About 60 people, including friends, family and fellow scouts, attended their Court of Honor ceremony. The program was designed by their mother, Barbara, who took her favorite parts of other Eagle Scout ceremonies.

Charlie said that he was a little bit nervous, but enjoyed having many people come out to celebrate his accomplishment. He also enjoyed the lunch that followed.

For Jack, everyone standing up and clapping at the end of the ceremony was the highlight for him. He said it was an honor to be recognized for his hard work over the years. His advice for anyone wanting to become an Eagle Scout is simple: “enjoy yourself.”

The brothers say that because of the scouts, they have developed valuable leadership skills that they will use throughout their lives. Jack added that becoming an Eagle Scout, an honor earned by only 4 percent of boys who enter the scouts, looks good going forward. “It helps show other people who I am and what I am capable of,” he said. “If I set my mind on something I can and will get it done.”

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