Riley is a sophomore at Tampa Catholic High School who started his scouting adventures in first grade as a Tiger Cub (Pack 487) at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church. After earning his Arrow of Light in 2014, he advanced to being a Boy Scout. Riley continued his scouting adventures at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and during the past five years of scouting he has attended seven summer camps, completed many merit badge qualifications, and enjoyed two high adventure camps.
Last summer, Riley completed his Eagle Scout project at St. Paul Catholic Church where he erected a statue of St. Padre Pio. With the help of many of his school and scouting friends, Riley had to dig a three foot hole, fill it with concrete, and then build a pedestal using bricks that would hold and secure the statue. Once the statue was secure, he had to stucco the base, paint the pedestal and landscape the surrounding area. The entire process took several weeks and hours of hard work.
Upon completion, St. Paul Church had a dedication ceremony attended by family, friends, and parishioners. If you are ever in the Carrollwood area, you should stop by to see it. It is quite beautiful!
On Tuesday, August 7th, after a nine year journey in scouting, he culminated his experience with his Eagle Scout Board of Review. After passing that final step, Riley has earned the distinct title of Eagle Scout.
Congratulations to Riley on such an special honor!
Learn more about the Eagle Scouting history, dating back to first Eagle Scout board of review, held August 1, 1912.