Eagle Project: Troop 63 plants a new garden at Monroe Food Pantry

Among the Boy Scouts working on Trevor Miski's Eagle Project at Monroe Food Pantry were, from left, Tyler Barringer, Sean Panella, Miski and Maxton Busa.

MONROE, CT — Monroe Boy Scout Troop 63 spent hours demolishing an old garden at the Monroe Food Pantry, 980 Monroe Turnpike, on Saturday, Aug. 12. This week, the troop built a brand new one.

Trevor Miski, a rising junior at Masuk High School, led his fellow troops in the work in an effort to earn his rank of Eagle Scout. Boy Scouts must complete an Eagle Scout Service Project in order reach the coveted ranking, which only around 5 percent of scouts achieve.

“Last week we got here and it was very overgrown. The weeds were just taking over,” Miski said. “We had to cut the fence, and then we had to take all the weeds out. We had to take a weed whacker and weed whack all of it, because it was so thick. There was this chicken wire underneath that was very hard to get out, because it was a foot in and wrapped around.”

“It was pretty challenging,” he added.

The troop spent about three hours demoing the old garden last week. Then they spent four hours building the new one last Saturday and Sunday.

The Boy Scouts who helped alongside Miski were:

  • Tyler Barringer
  • Maxton Busa
  • Chris Cerrato
  • Matthew Cerrato
  • Zach Gingras
  • Ben Grummet
  • Owen Kane
  • Noah Malewicki
  • Chris Maslar
  • Will Maslar
  • Sean Panella and
  • Eli Pinho

They were also assisted by Scout Master John Goyette and several adult volunteers:

  • Shawn Cornut
  • Ed Gatrix
  • Chris Grummet
  • Joe Malewicki
  • Al Miski
  • Alex Miski and
  • Gene Waring

Trevor Miski and the other scouts all said they are proud to make a difference in Monroe.

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