Dot's newest eagle scout lauded in ceremony

Shown, from left: Scoutmaster Chris Gross Troop 28; Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Simmons (Sean’s father); Boston Police Commissioner William Gross; Eagle Scout Sean Simmons; Elaine Simmons (Sean’s mother).

Sean Simmons became Dorchester’s newest eagle scout last Saturday, March 14 after receiving an eagle medal and certificate during a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held at the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association Hall on Freeport Street. Simmons, of Troop 28, earned a total of 27 merit badges and a bronze palm.

For his Eagle project, the 18-year-old Simmons refurbished six outdoor benches and planters at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion School and dedicated the project to an 18-year-old Scout, Luc Theberge, who passed away last year.