Warminster resident Sean Russell Hyland recently earned his Eagle Scout Award and was recognized in a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on November 2, 2013.
Sean, a member BSA Bucks County Council Troop 147 out of the Northampton Presbyterian Church in Holland Pa, earned Boy Scouts highest honor after successfully completing his eagle service project.
For his Eagle Scout project, Sean installed 12 Historic signs and repainted 74 Keep Right markers on the 2.5 mile walking path around the Warminster Community Park. The Historic Signs describe the rich history of the Warminster Community Park (formally known as the Johnsville Naval Air Warfare Center) as well as the history of Warminster Township.
Sean, son of Cynthia and Raymond Hyland of Warminster, PA, is a senior at Abington Friends School and has two older brothers, Patrick Hyland (23) and Daniel Hyland (20) who are both Eagle Scouts also from Troop 147.
Sean has also earned the 2013 Union League’s Good Citizenship Award, was recognized as a member of the Friends Baseball League First Team, and was selected to represent his school at the 2013 Athletic Leadership Summit attended by various area schools.
Sean, has served as Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 147, has earned his Arrow of Light, is an Order of the Arrow Ordeal Member, was awarded the Philmont Arrowhead Recipient, has approximately 90.2 service hours, 105 nights of camping, and over 200 miles of hiking.
Sean’s future plans are to major in Political Science and possibly Business Management. He would like to attend Law School after college and eventually become a lawyer and politician. He aspires to use the leadership skills that he has learned in Scouting as a way to affect national and international change.
Sean’s quote about his achieving the rank of Eagle Scout is as follows:
“This achievement is the culmination of all the training and adventures that I have had over the past seven years of my life. There is a level of permanence to being an Eagle Scout. I can only be a Boy Scout until the age of 18, but I will be an Eagle Scout for life. I believe that the Eagle Scout is the recognition that a scout has learned and implemented the ideals of scouting. This rank is a symbol of my will to continue and share the ideals of scouting for the rest of my life.”