BRISTOL >> Ryan Doyle of Langhorne was honored earlier this year during a Court of Honor held at Georgine’s in Bristol.
Ryan received Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. He was joined by his parents, Ed and Connie Doyle, family, friends and dignitaries in celebrating the achievement.
Distinguished guests included U.S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, State Representative Frank Farry, Nick Deazeo, a representative from Senator Tommy Tomlinson’s office, and Head of School at George School, Sam Houser.
During the ceremony, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick presented Ryan with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Frank Farry presented a citation from the House of Representatives. Ryan also received a Commendation from the Board of Bucks County Commissioners.
Ryan was a Cub Scout with Pack 19 in Langhorne before crossing into Boy Scouts with Troop 210 in Yardley.
Ryan received the Order of the Arrow and the Religious Award. And he held leadership positions of Patrol Leader, Den Chief, and Troop Guide.
In order to become an Eagle, a Scout has to earn 21 merit badges. Ryan earned 41 merit badges. Ryan also received two bronze palms, a silver palm, and a gold palm in recognition of earning merit badges beyond those required.
Ryan is a recent graduate of George School where he was a peer group leader and played baseball on both the junior varsity and varsity teams. He was a four year varsity football player and captain of the football team.
The George School community had such an impact on Ryan that he chose the school for his Eagle project. He hoped to leave a positive mark on the grounds.
Ryan’s Eagle Scout Project included identifying and placing plaques at 50 trees on the George School campus in order to further the school’s initiative to grow as an arboretum.
In doing so, Ryan had to work with the various groups on campus such as operations, the grounds crew, the aesthetics committee, as well as research various identification methods and fabricators. Ryan then marshaled a group of fellow scouts, friends, and members of the George School grounds crew for the plaque installation.
For Ryan’s service learning trip at George School, he visited Uganda in March with a group of students. During his time there, he worked with community leaders on social justice issues and conservation efforts in the region. The students collaborated on educational projects with their Ugandan peers from Awegys Secondary School located in the outskirts of Kampala.
They trekked deep into the Kibale Forest National Park with Uganda Wildlife Authority trackers in order to assist in the habituation of wild chimpanzees. They also visited with the endangered mountain gorillas in their habitat in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Ryan has also excelled in art. At the end of March, he was presented with the 3-D Award at the Annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition for a table he designed and created in Advanced Woodworking and Design from walnut and epoxy.
Ryan is beginning his college path at the Fox School of Business at Temple University this fall.
Scouts BSA Troop 210, is sponsored by St. John Lutheran Church, located at Big Oak and Pine Grove Roads in Lower Makefield. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm. E-mail: BSABucks210@aol.com or call 215-919-1607 for additional information. The Scouts and leadership of Troop 210 is very proud of Ryan and his accomplishments.