FELICIA HUNTER, Correspondent
DERBY — The old helped usher in the new at an end-of-the-year gathering that saw generations of Troop 3 Boy Scouts officially mark a current member's passage to Eagle Scout rank.
Nicholas Frovarp's Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony last Wednesday doubled as the troop's annual "Old Timer's Night," bringing dozens to Second Congregational Church, the longtime venue for local Scout meetings.
In addition to reuniting with alumni, Troop 3 affiliates used the dual-purpose event to extend their congratulations, well-wishes and plenty of advice to 17-year-old Frovarp.
"Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Don't be afraid to try new things and fail," said Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Breault, commenting on parallels between challenges Frovarp will face in life and the determination it took to complete his Eagle Scout project.