Bobby joined Cub Scouts in first grade at Assumption. He became a Tiger scout. Through the next few years, he became a Wolf, Bear and Webelos scout. He earned his Arrow of Light Award when he was in fifth grade. The Arrow of Light is the highest rank within Cub Scouts. Bobby then crossed over into Boy Scout Troop 153 where his journey towards Eagle started.
Mr. Dennis Curran was the Scoutmaster when Bobby joined. Bobby participated in numerous activities, camping and hiking trips and service projects throughout his years. He worked his way up the ranks, first earning his Boy Scout patch, then Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life ranks. Bobby has held numerous positions while in Boy Scouts. He served the Cub Pack as a Den Chief, he was a Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and the Order of the Arrow Representative. Bobby was elected by his fellow scouts to be their Senior Patrol Leader. A position he was given when he was 14 and again, as a write-in candidate, at 16 years old.
Bobby is a member of the Order of the Arrow which is the National Honor Society of Scouting. He held the position of Second Vice Chief for the Playwicki Chapter. He has completed National Youth Leadership Training, he is trained in First Aid and CPR and Wilderness First Aid and Cold Weather Survival. Bobby served on staff at Ockanikon Scout Reservation for 3 years. There he worked as a Lifeguard and Canoeing and Rowing instructor at the lake.
Bobby has earned all 4 National Catholic Committee on Scouting Awards. He first earned the Light of Christ and Parvuli Dei Awards when he was a Cub Scout. He then completed the requirements for Ad Atare Dei and the Pope Pius XII Awards while a Boy Scout. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia awarded Bobby with a special recognition. He was given the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting Award for earning all 4 National Awards. This is a feat rarely done it scouting.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia held a scholarship contest in 2015. The winner received a paid trip to attend the St. George Trek to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Bobby was one of two boys to receive this scholarship. He had flown into New Mexico with another scout from the Archdiocese of Allentown and stayed at Pope Pius X school and retreat facility in Albuquerque. There he met fellow scouts and venture crew members from all over the country. After a few days there, he was driven to Philmont and spent the next 14 days on the trails through the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Mountain Range of the Rocky Mountains. He attended this trip with Father Friel who is the Chaplain for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Bobby has completed all the requirements for Eagle Scout with the completion of his project. He designed and built additional shelving in the Rectory garage to be used for Assumption’s Food Pantry. He dedicated these shelves in the memory of Father Bill McGeown by burning a wooden plaque, a skill he learned while working at Ockanickon.
Bobby is now an Eagle Scout and serves his troop as the Jr. Assistant Scoutmaster. He plans to become an Assistant Scoutmaster when he turns 18.
He would like to help his brothers, Erik and Timmy, on their individual Trails to Eagle.