Liverpool teen to be the last person to receive his Eagle Scout from Troop 620

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The final chapter is closing for Eagle Scouts from Troop 620, as they celebrate their final achievement on Saturday, June 1.

After nearly a decade, 18-year-old Cole Broughton is hanging up his scout uniform for good.

“I would be a different person if I didn’t do Boy Scouts,” said Cole Broughton, Liverpool resident.

A huge part of Cole’s life, thanks to his older brother Kyle, who received his Eagle two days before heading to West Point.

“I used to go to their meetings, their Boy Scout meetings and I enjoyed it, and I also had friends who did Boy Scouts, so I thought it’d be pretty cool to be with my friends and have fun,” said Broughton.

Inspired by his brother and friends, Broughton decided to join at the age of 10. Quickly following in Kyle’s footsteps.

“I think that helped Cole a lot by having an older brother who was successful in Boy Scouts, and what I mean by successful, is he made it to Eagle,” said Clark Broughton, father of Cole.

A lifelong achievement, with only 4% of scouts earning the rank and even less for kids of color.

“It’s probably maybe one percent, or maybe even smaller than that. So we have raised two eagle scouts, we’re extremely proud of them, as well as all three of our boys,” said Clark Broughton.

“It’s definitely important to me. I definitely know that not a lot of black people get Eagle Scout and I just want to represent myself well,” said Broughton.

On Saturday, June 1, Cole and his fellow Eagle Scouts from Troop 620 will celebrate their final achievement at Persimmons at Timber Banks in Baldwinsville.

Troop 620 was disbanded in January of 2024. It’s been part of the Liverpool community since the 1970s. Cole will now be the last Eagle Scout for the troop.

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