Five high school seniors from Cherry Hill and Voorhees, who were in Cub Scouts together, have all attained scouting’s highest achievement, Eagle Scout, this past year. Harry Cohen, Tavis Green, Henry Nolan, Spencer Levy (all from Cherry Hill) and Jacob Goldsborough (of Voorhees) met at Pack 168 when they were in the fourth grade. All five boys continued with the scouting program, joining two different Boy Scout Troops in Cherry Hill (Troop 70 & Troop 167).
As these boys continued their path in scouting, they all excelled in their academics as well as participating in their school’s music and theater programs. All five boys will continue their education at various universities this fall.
Achieving the Eagle Scout rank is noteworthy, as only 4 percent of scouts nationwide make it to Eagle Scout.
As part of their Eagle Scout requirements, each boy had to plan and carry out a significant project that benefited their community.
Harry Cohen built and installed ten covered pallets for the Cherry Hill Food pantry to help maintain their storage of donated food. Jacob Goldsborough designed and built raised garden beds for The Commons, a facility providing programs for adults with special needs. Spencer Levy built a mini lending library for Fox Hollow Swim Club. Henry Nolan installed a “green wall’ at Rancocas Nature Center. Tavis Green constructed and installed two information kiosks for Cherry Hill nature trails.