2017-11-10 / Society

Matthew Lacoste achieves Eagle Scout status

Contributed by Gene Clark


(L-r) Father Gary Linsky, Eagle Scout Matthew Lacoste, Matthew’s mother Ginnie Lacoste, Matthew’s Grandmother Doris Turner, and Jeff Bloom, scoutmaster of Troop 397. (L-r) Father Gary Linsky, Eagle Scout Matthew Lacoste, Matthew’s mother Ginnie Lacoste, Matthew’s Grandmother Doris Turner, and Jeff Bloom, scoutmaster of Troop 397. Troop 397 celebrated its newest Eagle Scout, Matthew Lacoste, with a Court of Honor at St. Peters Catholic Church in Columbia October 21, 2017.

Matthew, 15, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 397 chartered through Asbury United Methodist Church in Columbia and is in the 10th grade at Dreher High School. He is very active in the concert band, marching band, and steel drum band at Dreher.

His love of music is what inspired him in his Eagle Scout Project of refurnishing the instrument closets in the Band room at Hand Middle School.

Matthew has been very active with Pack 397 as a cub scout and Troop 397 as a Boy Scout. He enjoyed the national Jamboree this past summer at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Matthew comes from a very active Boy Scout family on his mother’s side with two uncles and a cousin all reaching Eagle Scout, and his Grandfather, who received the Silver Beaver Award.

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