Outdoorsman’s Eagle project may help bats fight white nose syndrome.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Kevin Stocker, son of West Caldwell residents Robert and Colleen Stocker, and member of Boy Scout Troop 6, Caldwell, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His achievement was recognized on both Sunday, July 17, at a Court of Honor Ceremony at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church, Roseland, and on Jan. 16, at the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting. More than 150 people, including Troop 6 scouts, friends, family, clergy and more, attended the ceremony, led by Scoutmaster Stan Rogacki. Stocker attained the Eagle Scout rank by fulfilling the requirements in areas of leadership, community service, outdoor skills, and more, including the advancement through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star Scout, Life …
JCHS Senior is protecting bats from fatal White Nose syndrome.
Patch Whiz Kid/Team/Club of the Week: Kevin Stocker, Eagle Scout Candidate Whiz Kid's School/Church/Community Center: James Caldwell High School, Troop 6 Boy Scouts Whiz Kid's Accomplishment: Stocker, with the help of his fellow scouts, designed, built and installed new bat houses at Hilltop Reservation in February to help stop the decline of bats due to White Nose syndrome. Whiz Kid's Key to Awesomeness: Stocker employed his fellow Troop 6 Boy Scouts to help build four multi-chambered bat houses that will provide alternate living conditions and help combat the spread of White Nose syndrome, a malady that has caused the death of more than one million bats. Named for a fungal growth around the muzzles and on the wings of many affected …