At the February 21 meeting of the Ascension Parish Council, President Kenny Matassa presented a Certificate of Achievement to Eagle Scout Andrew Ray Poché.
As his Eagle community service project, Poché, who is a member of Troop 65 in Gonzales, made several US flag retirement receptacles and placed them strategically around the Parish. In only three months he has collected and retired more than 100 US flags!
President Matassa congratulated Andrew Poché on his achievement, and stated “The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.”
Poché also led the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the meeting.