Absecon Scout is fit to be called Eagle

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Eagle Scout Matthew Chubb of Absecon, right, is congratulated by Scoutmaster Tom McGee of Galloway Troop 76 upon award of the Eagle rank at his Eagle Court of Honor Thursday, Nov. 15 at Absecon United Methodist Church. Eagle Scout Matthew Chubb of Absecon, right, is congratulated by Scoutmaster Tom McGee of Galloway Troop 76 upon award of the Eagle rank at his Eagle Court of Honor Thursday, Nov. 15 at Absecon United Methodist Church.

ABSECON – An Eagle Court of Honor was held for Matthew Chubb of Absecon Thursday, Nov.15 at the Absecon United Methodist Church.

Chubb earned his Boy Scouts of America Eagle rank Oct. 2. It is Scouting’s highest honor.

To commemorate the achievement, Congressman Frank LoBiondo presented Chubb with an American flag that had flown over the Capitol Building.

Chubb has been a member of the congressman’s Youth Advisory Council since 2011 and has visited LoBiondo several times at his Washington, D.C. office to discuss political events.

Absecon Mayor Pete Elco presented Chubb with a proclamation recognizing his many hours of community service to the city and its residents.

Absecon Schools Superintendent James Giaquinto also recognized Chubb for his service to the community and school, which included his Eagle Scout project.

This past summer, Chubb constructed fitness stations along an existing fitness trail behind the Absecon schools. The Absecon Education Foundation had awarded Chubb a $4,500 grant to complete the project.

The trail was completed in May with the help of donations from Absecon residents and businesses, along with countless donated hours from volunteers.

Chubb, 18, was recognized at his Eagle Court of Honor by individuals and organizations including the Marine Corps League, New Jersey State Police Eagle Scout Association, the Navy, Air Force Sergeants Association, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, John Risley and the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Gov. Chris Christie.

Chubb is a senior at the Pilgrim Academy, where he has maintained a 4.0 grade point average since his freshman year.

He is also a varsity athlete, playing soccer and baseball.

Chubb plans on continuing his education in college with an emphasis on engineering.


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