Eagle Scout Zachary Robinson, son of Jim and Cindy Robinson of Seminole, was presented with a Marine Corps League Good Citizenship Award from the Morris F. Dixon, Jr. Detachment 54 in Largo, Florida. This award is earned by successfully attaining the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout.
William Puckett, the Detachment's BSA Liaison, presented the award at Zachary's Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on November 9 at the Oakhurst United Methodist Church in Seminole, which sponsors Boy Scout Troop 355.
Zachary began his scouting journey as a Cub Scout with Pack 355 in 2002, when he was in the first grade. Zachary subsequently crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 355, where he earned 28 merit badges and participated in many local troop camping trips and other outdoor activities. He has camped out about 100 nights since becoming a Boy Scout, including summer excursions at Camp La-No-Che in Paisley, Florida, Camp Shands in Lake Butler, Florida, Camp Thunder in Molena, Georgia and on the U.S.S. Yorktown, a retired U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Zachary has held several troop leadership positions, including that of Senior Patrol Leader for six months.
His Eagle Scout leadership service project involved planning, organizing and constructing corral fences for Saddle Up Riding Club in Pinellas Park to help them in competitions. He also created fenced-in areas for the horses. Saddle Up Riding Club offers programs to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities through equine assisted and related activities; and they also provide structured horseback riding sessions to children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities.
Zachery, age 18, graduated from Seminole High School and attends St. Petersburg College, where he is a recipient of a St. Petersburg College Presidential Scholarship. He is interested in law and political science.
Zachary is also involved in running, and placed 72 at the 2013 HalloweenHalfathon. There are 325 requirements to the path to Eagle Scout. Of every 100 boys who join scouting, fewer than five will attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
The Riverview Detachment changed their name to honor Sgt. Walter P, Ryan. The new charter was presented at the detachment meeting on February 7, 2017. Pictured left to right Dept. Jr. Vice Frank Glassford, Detachment CMDT Brian Frank, Dept. Sr. Vice George Lamont and Dept Commandant Ron Ashley.
Sgt. Walter P. Ryan Detachment
The Riverview Honor Guard provided a Firing Detail and Taps at the Hillsborough County Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony on May 29, 2016.
Pictured left to right are Jim Johnson, Bill Hunter, Jack Skelding, Larry Westcott and Sal DiFonzo. Seen in the background playing taps is Ed Becker.
The Riverview Honor Guard provided a firing detail and taps at the Serenity Meadows Memorial Day Ceremony.
Submitted by: Jack Skelding