Demitri M. Casivant, son of Olympia and Marvin Casivant of Ashley Falls, and Hunter D.S. Lucey, son of Tiffany Ramella of Sheffield and Robert Lucey of Pittsfield, have achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. A Court of Honor was held at the American Legion Post 340 on Saturday, March 15.
Casivant earned 24 merit badges, attended National Youth Leadership Training, is a certified BSA Lifeguard, and a member of the Pocumtuc Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.
For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Casivant mapped a network of barb wire fencing for the historical record of prior land use at Bartholomew’s Cobble in Ashley Falls and organized volunteers to remove approximately four miles of unused fencing and posts.
He graduated cum laude from Mount Everett Regional School in 2012 as a member of the National Honor Society. He attends Berkshire Community College.
Lucey earned 25 merit badges on the trail to Eagle and was inducted into the Pocumtuc Lodge of the Order of the Arrow in 2011.
Lucey’s Eagle Service Project was the cleaning, painting, and refurbishment of the kitchen and utility room of the American Legion Post 340 in Sheffield, along with a group of volunteers.
He graduated from Berkshire School in 2012, earning awards for community service and gracious living.
He is a sophomore studying criminal justice and homeland security at Cazenovia College in New York.
Casivant, now 20, and Lucey, now 19, fulfilled the rank requirements prior to their 18th birthday and each completed the board of review in 2012. They are members of Sheffield Boy Scout Troop 28, which is sponsored by American Legion Post 340, under the leadership of former scoutmaster Owen Wright and, current scoutmaster, Kirk Groeber.
The last member of Troop 28 to attain this rank was in 2001. Several special guests were in attendance, including state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, with commendations and certificates for these young men.