BRISTOL – At a reception held at the Bristol Public Library, Matthew Crisafulli was inducted as an Eagle Scout. He is 16 years old and a student at Bristol Eastern High School. Messages of congratulations were received from Mayor of Bristol Ken Cockayne,Governor Dannel Malloy, Senators Murphy and Blumenthal, Vice President Joe Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama, as well as countless letters and honors from friends and family members.
Matthew is a member of Troop 6 Bristol, Connecticut Rivers Council, Mark Twain District. He achieved a place in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National honor society and is the 44th member to attain the rank of Eagle Scout from his Troop.
In order to receive the rank of Eagle, Matthew had to perform a community service project. He decided to to work with the Birge Pond Committee. He worked closely with project recipient Mike Samon, and Project Mentor Garrett Wasta.
Matthew used his leadership skills working with Scouts from Troop 6. Together, they placed 12 signposts to mark points of historical and geographical significance, on the walking trail, and around the Birge pond area. Each post has written descriptions of the history and uses of the areas they represent.
With skills he learned in his time in Scouting, Matt intends to attend College and serve his community.