O’Hara earns Eagle Scout honors at Troop 67

Connor O’Hara, left, is presented his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 67 Scoutmaster Andrew Phillips in a ceremony at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.

Connor O’Hara, left, is presented his Eagle Scout Award from Troop 67 Scoutmaster Andrew Phillips in a ceremony at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.

Connor O’Hara, a senior at Southington High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 67, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. O’Hara was recognized in a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 3 at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford.

The rank of Eagle Scout is one of the rarest honors in scouting with approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts attaining the Eagle rank. Candidates must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church, or synagogue-related service project to earn the Eagle award.

O’Hara chose to build a picnic area with tables for the Southington Girls Softball League at Panthorn Park under the guidance of SGSL board member Edward Beaupre.

O’Hara is a member of Saint Dominic’s church, is an active member of the Southington High School music program, and plays the snare drum for the Southington High School marching band.

O’Hara plans to attend the University of Connecticut in the fall. He is the son of Bill and Lisa O’Hara of Southington.

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