Park Hill teen Tom Cassidy earned his Eagle Scout award through a multi-year, dedicated focus, earning over 21 merit badges and completing a 160-hour Eagle service project.
Cassidy also received bronze, silver and gold “palm” awards. These awards signify the scout has earned, respectively, 10, 15, and more than 15 merit badges beyond the 21 required for an Eagle Scout honor.
Cassidy performed his Eagle service project at his church, Christ the King. “My church has been a pretty foundational place for me since I moved to Colorado,” he says. Giving a facelift to a room that was in disrepair, Cassidy recruited his dad, brother and a team of school friends to re-paint the entire room, including a Noah’s Ark mural on one wall. The updated room will be used for religious education for young children.
Cassidy relocated to Colorado from New York with his family in 2015. There, he belonged to a troop with a 100 year history. He says its been fun to join Stapleton Troop 34 and have the opportunity to help them grow.
Cassidy will graduate from Regis Jesuit High School this spring and plans to join the military, applying to West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy. Passionate about history and economics, he hopes to study those subjects in college.