New Eagle Scouts Devlin McDonnell (left) and Colton Sorrells
Troop 30 of Centreville honored Devlin McDonnell and ColtonSorrells who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in an awards ceremony on June 28. Devlin, who just graduated from Westfield High School, and Colton, a rising senior at Westfield, were both recognized for their achievements and leadership in the ceremony at the troop's chartered organization, Centreville Presbyterian Church.
Devlin earned 24 merit badges and for his Eagle Scout Service Project led a team of 14 workers through 125 hours of effort building 40 linear feet of elevated shelves for the Westfield High School band room to display their trophies that were accumulating on the floor. His project also fixed 20 instrument storage lockers and shelves so personal and county musical instruments could be securely stored.
Devlin's Eagle award was pinned on by his father Eric who is the Troop 30 Scoutmaster. Colton also earned 24 merit badges and for his Eagle Scout Service Project led a team of 27 workers through 120 hours of effort restoring a 100-yard long nature trail at Fairfax County’s Cub Run RECenter in Chantilly which was prone to flooding and beingwashed out, making it nearly impassable. His leadership resulted in a newdrainage system that redirected damaging water runoff and his team raised and mulched the trail. His efforts were applauded by RECenter officials and those who use this recreational trail.
Colton's Eagle award was pinned on by his father Michael who is a merit badge counselor for the troop. Troop 30 pulls Scouts primarily from Centreville and Chantilly.