Advancement

Introduction to Advancement

Troop 195 is committed to a scouts’ learning, growth, and development. Advancement is the process whereby a scout learns, understands, and demonstrates the core principles that Scouting embodies. Advancement is measured through completion of merit badges, and rank levels. This growth and advancement, and zest for learning, is a major component of Scouting. Being a better person, a better citizen, and a better leader are core to advancement.

A scout starts his journey at the level of Scout and moves through the first three ranks – Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. These ranks cover learning activities such as camping skills, first aid, and leadership activities. Following achievement of First Class rank, the scout can achieve the rank of Star and then Life. At these two higher ranks, a significant number of merit badges are required as well as a clear demonstration of leadership.

The final step in the advancement process is achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. This requires completion of merit badges, clear demonstration of leadership, and completion of a community service project.


Legacy of Advancement
: Troop 195 Eagle Scouts

Troop 195 has had more than 70 scouts advance to the rank of Eagle Scout over the past six decades. These scouts have gone on to attend college, volunteer in their local communities, and embody the best principles represented by Scouting and of an Eagle Scout. Troop 195 Eagle Scouts serve their local community with volunteer ambulances, as coaches of local baseball teams, and as adult leaders of their local scout troops. They join a long brotherhood of Eagle Scouts that includes Neil Armstrong, Mayor Bloomberg, Hank Aaron, Robert Gates, and Bill Bradley.

If you are considering joining our Troop, we hope you will do so and begin your journey of advancement, learning, and growth. All of us in the Troop 195 family are ready to support you in your journey, The following chart identifies all the young men that have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout over the history of Troop 195.

Troop 195 Eagle Scouts
1964   Glenn Schenenga 1980   John Capobianco 1990   Michael Salat 2000   Kevin Bellingham 2010   Charles Sharkey
1965   Peter Dahl 1981   Michael Hegarty 1991   Scott Rudegeair 2000   Chris Yarocki 2010   James Passarelli
1966   Jeffrey Cryan 1982   Brian Hegarty 1992   David Beam 2001   Dan Bellingham 2010   Nicholas Mandarakas
1983   Trevor Wisdom 1993   Peter Benchimol 2001   Rich Galati 2010   Jonathan Kenny
1973   Keith Schenenga 1984   Daniel Breen 1993   Christopher Maher 2001   Graham Potter 2010   Thomas LaPetri
1974   Mike Cosgrove 1984   Scott Morrison 1994   Keith Miller 2001   John Sadowski 2010   Brendon Echausee
1976   Robert Caiampi 1985   Paul Capobianco 1996   Michael Arnold 2001   Matt Tempesta 2011   James Bilello
1976   David Wiedmer 1985   Garren Craner 1996   Daniel Lawrence 2003   Zachary Collins 2011   Chris Sharkey
1978   TR Kelly 1986   Eric Dixon 1996   Jeffrey Marschner 2003   Anthony LaPetri 2011   Brandon Vella
1979   Mark Vetter 1986   Eric Mingorance 1996   Larry Tempesta 2004   Carmine Montasano 2012   Nicholas Olson
1988   Brian Gerrity 1997   Russell Lerch 2005   Liam Gooth 2012   Robert Williams
1988   Douglas Moscow 1998   Matthew Arnold 2005   Joshua Kenny 2014   Chris Inzerillo
1988   Brendon Roth 1998   Michael Boehm 2005   Frank Bilello 2014   Chris Anderson
1989   Rhett Hancock 1998   Jarred Bonn 2005   Adam Volpe 2015   Thomas Yacovone
1998   Scott Hoefling 2006   Alex Grahme 2015   Robert Sharkey
1998   David Miller 2009   Thomas Montgomery  2017   Jack Vogel
2009   Jonathan Mandarakas  2017   Joe Doyle
2009   Kurt Walas
Merit Badges

Merit Badge Listing (eagle-required merit badges italicized)

American Business

American Cultures

American Heritage

American Labor

Animal Science

Animation

Archaeology

Archery

Architecture

Art

Astronomy

Athletics

Automotive
Maintenance

Aviation

Backpacking

Basketry

Bird Study

Bugling

Camping

Canoeing

Chemistry

Chess

Citizenship
in the Community

Citizenship
in the Nation

Citizenship
in the World

Climbing

Coin Collecting

Collections

Communication

Composite
Materials

Cooking

Crime Prevention

Cycling

Dentistry

Digital Technology

Disabilities
Awareness

Dog Care

Drafting

Electricity

Electronics

Emergency
Preparedness

Energy

Engineering

Entrepreneurship

Environmental
Science

Family Life

Farm Mechanics

Fingerprinting

Fire Safety

First Aid

Fish & Wildlife Management

Fishing

Fly Fishing

Forestry

Game Design

Gardening

Genealogy

Geocaching

Geology

Golf

Graphic Arts

Hiking

Home Repairs

Horsemanship

Indian Lore

Insect Study

Inventing

Journalism

Kayaking

Landscape
Architecture

Law

Leatherwork

Lifesaving

Mammal Study

Medicine

Metalwork

Mining in Society

Model Design
and Building

Motorboating

Moviemaking

Music

Nature

Nuclear Science

Oceanography

Orienteering

Painting

Personal Fitness

Personal
Management

Pets

Photography

Pioneering

Plant Science

Plumbing

Pottery

Programming

Public Health

Public Speaking

Pulp and Paper

Radio

Railroading

Reading

Reptile &
Amphibian Study

Rifle Shooting

Robotics

Rowing

Safety

Salesmanship

Scholarship

Scouting Heritage

Scuba Diving

Sculpture

Search & Rescue

Shotgun Shooting

Signs, Signals
& Codes

Skating

Small-Boat Sailing

Snow Sports

Soil & Water
Conservation

Space Exploration

Sports

Stamp Collecting

Surveying

Sustainability

Swimming

Textile

Theater

Traffic Safety

Truck
Transportation

Veterinary
Medicine

Water Sports

Weather

Welding

Whitewater

Wilderness
Survival

Wood Carving

Woodwork