Orinda Boy Scout Troop 57 Honors Record Eight New Eagle Scouts
Submitted by Steve Tennant
Troop 57's Newest Eagle Scouts (left to right): Steven Rein, Matthew Przekop, Robbie Tennant, Kevin Pease, Zach Peterson, Kyle Finger, Sean Kostecki, and Max Fleming. Photo provided
On both a memorable and historic day, Troop 57 of Orinda formally acknowledged the achievements of Kyle Finger, Maxwell Fleming, Sean Kostecki, Kevin Pease, Zachary Peterson, Matthew Przekop, Steven Rein and Robert Tennant at the Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony held on Sunday, March 19.
The Scouts' all had earned Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout which was celebrated before a standing-room-only gathering of friends and family at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Moraga. Life Scout Brendan McFeely ably served as Master of Ceremony for the event. After an invocation from Bishop Michael Delange, and opening from Unit Commissioner Herb Lederman, each Scout was presented their Eagle award by Troop 57 Scoutmaster Jim McFeely. Each Scout spoke in response to a challenge from Scoutmaster David Finger to live by the obligations of the Eagle Scout and continue to live by the Scout Oath and Law.
The Eagle Scouts received proclamations from State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Orinda Mayor Eve Phillips, and Ryan Brown from Congressman's Mark DeSaulnier's office. Troop Committee Chair Steve Tennant presented congratulatory letters from elected officials including Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Diane Feinstein, Vice President Joe Biden and President and Mrs. Barack Obama. Senator Feinstein also sent U.S. flags which were flown over the U.S. Capital in honor of each scout.