Stephen Joyce is a young man on a mission to soar like an Eagle.

Stephen Joyce is a young man on a mission to soar like an Eagle.

He will be a senior at St. Mary’s High School this fall and recently passed a major hurdle toward achieving the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. By completing his Eagle service project, Stephen is one step closer to becoming an Eagle Scout and the Veteran’s Park has an attractive looking border.

Stephen’s service project was to schedule and coordinate the landscaping around Veteran’s Park. Fellow scout members, leaders and family volunteered their time to help Stephen landscape the border which was completed on Memorial Day.

From conception to completion, Stephen needed to write a formal proposal and present it to a leader at Boy Scout Troop 100 and it also had to be approved by the Twin Valley Council. The project began last fall, but was put on hold through the winter.

Now that he’s completed this project, he has two more merit badges to fulfill and he will become an Eagle Scout.

Stephen said he’s been in Boy Scouts since the age of six, following in the footsteps of his father, James and older brother, Andrew. Andrew also achieved Eagle Scout.

“Boy Scouts is definitely worth it,” Stephen said. “Becoming an Eagle Scout helps on job applications and also teaches many life skills.” 

If Stephen stays on schedule, he hopes to fulfill his Eagle Scout by this fall.

Stephen is the son of Dr. James and Kathleen Joyce.