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Jun 05, 2017

Middletown Troop 246 Honors Five New Eagle Scouts

Left to right: Middletown BSA Troop 246 Eagle Scouts Matteo Guzman, Matthew King, AJ Poznanski, Anthony Raisley, and Kyle Coffee with Middletown Mayor Gerald Scharfenberger at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held on May 11.

Anthony Raisley, AJ Poznanski, Kyle Coffee, Matthew King, and Matteo Guzman, all Middletown residents and members of Boy Scout Troop 246, earned Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank of Eagle Scout for organizing and leading five community service projects. “We are very proud of each scout not just for his work, but for choosing projects with a personal connection and a way for them to use their talents to make Middletown an even stronger community,” said Troop 246 Scoutmaster Bill Jenkins, also an Eagle Scout. “Very few of the one million-plus Boy Scouts ever achieve this rank, so we are especially proud to have five members of the troop earn this rank during this school year.”     The projects include:

  • AJ Poznanski (MAST 2018) built a new garden bed for OASIS tlc, a center for autistic adults, on their working farm.
  • Anthony Raisley (Middletown High School South 2017), created an iPhone app for Poricy Park Nature Conservancy.
  • Kyle Coffee (Middletown High School South 2017) repaired and upgraded the handicap-accessible trail at Poricy Park.
  • Matteo Guzman (BioTech High School 2017) built a butterfly garden for Little Chief Learning Station Preschool, located at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.
  • Matthew King (Middletown High School South 2017) upgraded Internet access and livestream capabilities for Christ Church.

Interested in scouting?  Join Troop 246 on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Nutswamp Elementary School in Middletown or visit for more information.