Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Aston Commissioners Recognize Andrew Gill on Eagle Scout Achievement

aston-web-scout-with-mike-higginsAston Commissioners, during the October 19 meeting, recognized township resident Andrew Gill on his promotion to Eagle Scout.

The son of Brian and Janemarie Gill, Andrew is a senior at Sun Valley High School.

His Eagle Scout project involved planning, supervising and painting two pre-K classrooms at Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Aston.

With assistance from adult scout leaders, fellow scouts, friends and family, the classrooms were painted prior to the beginning of the school year.

Andrew’s scouting career began in the second grade when he joined Cub Scout Pack #77 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church. As a cub scout he earned the Catholic Religious emblem, Parvuli Dei as well as the Arrow of Light, which is the highest award bestowed on a cub scout.

Andrew crossed over to Boy Scout Troop #225 in 2010 and earned a total of 22 merit badges. He held various leadership positions including patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, and junior assistant scoutmaster.

Andrew was elected by his peers to join the Order of the Arrow and is currently an Ordeal member. He also earned the Ad Altare Dei religious award and had the honor and privilege of attending the 2013 National Scouting Reserve in West Chester, Pa.

As a student at Sun Valley, Andrew participates in the marching band, concert band, jazz band and is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. He also attended Music Abroad where he performed in the concert band and jazz band in six European countries.

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With his parents Brian and Janemarie looking on, Sun Valley High School senior Andrew Gill was presented a proclamation by Aston Commissioner’s vice president Mike Higgins for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Photo by Loretta Rodgers