Buzz: Five new Eagle Scouts for Troop 34 in Rome.

Buzz: Five new Eagle Scouts for Troop 34 in Rome.

From left to right are Mason Edwards; brother, Dalton Edwards; Hunter Irvine; Gabe Shepherd; and Blake Galenzoski.


Five young men with Troop 34 became Eagle scouts on Saturday,  the highest rank offered in Scouting. The ceremony took place at Lock and Dam Park.

The rank of Eagle Scout represents years of hard work. It also requires completion of a service project to the community or a non profit organization.

From left to right are:

  • Mason Edwards, whose Eagle project was the construction of benches for the Mercy Care Center.
  • His brother, Dalton Edwards, constructed a sign kiosk at Jackson Hill Trail system.
  • Hunter Irvine constructed raised bed gardens at The Gardens of Rome care center.
  • Gabe Shepherd built picnic tables at the GE trail system.
  • Blake Galenzoski built a bridge and did trail improvements at Lock and Dam Park.

Troop 34 has been sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Rome for 81 years. The troop meets every Tuesday at 215 E. First St. across from the downtown bus station. Our Scoutmaster, John Richard, can be contacted at 706 266-4363 or through the church office at 706 291-6033. We can also be contacted on Facebook at

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