On My Honor

Boy Scout stands next to Scoutmaster
Brendan earned his Eagle Scout rank with the help of Troop 168 Scoutmaster, Mark Guptill.


Many Eagle Scouts have traversed through the halls of St. Thomas Aquinas High School over the years and recently one more has added his name to the group. 

Since Arthur Eldred became the first Eagle Scout in 1912, the rank has represented a milestone of great accomplishment- one that is recognized across the country and even the world. Men who have earned the Eagle Scout rank count it among their most treasured possessions. “Eagle Scout” is not just an award; it is a state of being which is why people refer to it in the present tense.  (“I am an Eagle Scout,” rather than “I was an Eagle Scout.”)

Brendan Mahoney ’18 recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of the Parish of the Assumption’s Troop 168 in Dover. His project included removing existing shelving and replacing it with more suitable storage in the rectory and church of St. Michael Parish in Exeter. Brendan states that his project took about 2 ½ months to complete, including preparation and planning. He raised approximately $1100 for the project and organized/built the shelving with the help of family, friends and fellow Scouts.

“Being a Boy Scout has prepared me for life," reflects Brendan. “The badges I earned have given me skills that will help me succeed in life.”

Congratulations, Brendan, on your most notable achievement. 


A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.