Boy Scout Troop 28 Cuyahoga Heights, OH

Be Prepared

         Troop 28 Eagle Scouts
  • 1995  Kenneth Schoeffler
  • 1996  Andrew Suchocki
  • 1997  Gregory Novak
  • 1997  Scott Schoeffler
  • 1998  Tom C. Perk
  • 1999  Kurt Koubal
  • 2002  Derek Malicki
  • 2002  Daniel Hunter
  • 2002  Matthew Schoeffler
  • 2002  Daniel Schoeffler
  • 2004  Kenneth Safranek
  • 2004  Phillip DiFranco
  • 2006  Nick Notaro
  • 2007  Peter DiFranco
  • 2009  Niklos Salontay
  • 2011  Alex DiFranco
  • 2012 Michael Cimperman
  • 2013 Casey Gallagher
  • 2013 Robert Pesta
  • 2015 John Pesta
  • 2015 Brendan Bowling
  • 2015 Evan Ellacott
  • 2016 William "Charlie" Pelfrey
  • 2016 Dominic Navarra
  • 2017 David Rutherford
              The Eagle Scout Charge

The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live withhonor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that "A Scout is trustworthy" is the very first point of the Scout Law for good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to him but because of the vital significance of the example he sets for other Scouts. Living honorably reflects credit on his home, his church, his troop, and his community. May the white of the Eagle badge remind you to always live with honor.

The second obligation of an Eagle Scout is loyalty. A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation. His loyalty to his troop and brother Scouts makes him pitch in and carry his share of the load. All of these help to build the loyalty which means devotion to community, to country, to one's own ideals, and to God. Let the blue of the Eagle badge always inspire your loyalty.

The third obligation of the Eagle Scout is to be courageous. Courage has always been a quality by which men measure themselves and others. To a Scout, bravery means not only the courage to face physical danger, but the determination to stand up for the right. Trusting in God, with faith in his fellowman, he looks forward to each day, seeking his share of the world's work to do. Let the red in the Eagle badge remind you always of courage.

The fourth obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be cheerful. To remind the Eagle Scout to always wear a smile, the red, white, and blue ribbon is attached to the scroll of the Second Class Scout award, which has its ends turned up in a smile.

The final responsibility of an Eagle Scout is service. The Eagle Scout extends a helping hand to those who still toil up Scouting's trail, just as others helped him in his climb to the Eagle. The performance of the daily Good Turn takes on a new meaning when he enters a more adult life continuing service to others. The Eagle stands as protector of the weak and helpless. He aids and comforts the unfortunate and the oppressed. He upholds the rights of others while defending his own. He will always "Be Prepared" to put forth his best.

You deserve much credit for having achieved Scouting's highest award. But wear your award with humility, ever mindful that the Eagle Scout is looked up to as an example. May the Scout Oath and the Scout Law be your guide for tomorrow and onward.

              Eagle Scout Challenge

Your conduct along the trail has been excellent. You have rededicated yourself to the principles of Scouting, but one more thing is important: Your future.

As an Eagle Scout, you become a guide to other Scouts of lower rank. You become an example in your community. Remember that your actions are now a little more conspicuous and people will expect more of you. To falter in your responsibility would not only reflect upon you, but on your fellow Eagles and all Scouting. The torch you carry is not only yours, but is ours also.

____________________, I challenge you to enter this Eagle brotherhood, holding ever before you, without reservation, the ideals of honor and service. By the repetition of the Eagle Scout Promise before your fellow members, you will become an Eagle Scout. Though the words you use are similar to those by which you joined Scouting, they will mean more now than they could have meant at any time in the past. When you pledge yourself on your sacred honor, you will be sealing your eternal loyalty to the code of the Eagle Scout, with the words which closed the Declaration of Independence. Scout, parents, and guests, please stand. ____________________, Scout sign. Repeat after me:

I reaffirm my allegiance
to the three promises of the Scout Oath
I thoughtfully recognize and take upon myself
the obligations and responsibilities of the rank of Eagle Scout
On my honor
I will do my best
to make my training an example
my rank and my influence count strongly
for better Scouting
and for better citizenship
in my troop
and in my community
and in my contacts with other people
to this I pledge my sacred honor.

Scouts, parents, and guests may be seated. By the authority vested in me by the National Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America, it is my privilege and pleasure to pronounce you an Eagle Scout. May the oath you have taken remain graven on your heart forever.

Famous Eagle Scouts
  • Bill Alexander, U.S. Representative from Arkansas
  • Gary Anderson, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Charles Bennett, U.S. Representative from Florida
  • William Bennett, Former Secretary of Education
  • Bill Bradley, Pro basketball star and U.S. Sneator from New Jersey
  • Milton Caniff, Comic Strip Artist "Steve Canyon"
  • Willaim Dannemeyer, U.S. Representative from  California
  • Arthur Eldred, (First Eagle Scout)
  • Gerald Ford, 38th President of the U.S.
  • Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Governor of Louisiana
  • James Lovell - Astronaut
  • Richard Lugar, U.S. Senator from Indiana
  • Sam Nunn, U.S. Senator from Georgia
  • Ellison Onizuka, Challenger Astronaut
  • J.J. Pickle, U.S. Representative from Texas
  • Samuel Pierce, Former Secreatry of HUD
  • Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize winning Author
  • Willaim Sessions, Former FBI Director
  • Steven Spielberg, Film Director/Producer
  • Wallace Stegner, Pulitzer Prize winning Author
  • Percy Sutton, Chairman of CBS John Tesh, TV Celebrity
  • James Stewart - Actor
  • James Brady, Former Press Secretary to President Reagan
  • William C. DeVries, M.D., Transplanted first artificial heart
  • Walter Cronkite - Journalist, T.V. commentator
  • J. Willard Marriott, Jr., President, Marriott Corporation
  • H. Ross Perot, Chairman, EDS Corp.
  • Daniel J. Evans, Former US Senator and Governor of Washington state