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One Neighborhood – Ten Eagle Scouts

August 31, 2018

By Roger Claff

Scouting is a family affair, no more so than on Permit and Society Courts in Herndon, VA, where ten boys grew up as friends and next-door neighbors, and where all became Eagle Scouts in Troop 1570, chartered to the Clearview Elementary School PTA in Herndon. Their Eagle boards of review span a fifteen-year period.

Through all their scouting years, the scouts’ five families shared not just boundaries to their yards but a deep bond that comes from a belief in the mission and value of scouting. The scouts’ parents were active through those all those years as registered leaders and participating parents in Pack 1570 and Troop 1570. Now the families are celebrating the notable accomplishments of their scouts.

Tony Aiello is the audio/video engineering director for a prominent Bible church in Northern VA. Tony is responsible for the development, installation and maintenance of the critical infrastructure and support systems for multiple buildings. Tony has also started his own company providing audio/video support to the ministries of other churches around the DC area. Tony and his wife Christina live in Northern VA. Tony was Troop 1570’s 51st Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on October 30, 2003.

Dan Claff lives in Central NJ, where he works as a civil engineer for a major international engineering consulting firm. Dan earned a doctorate in engineering science at Oxford University. Dan was Troop 1570’s 52nd Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on October 30, 2003.

Science has always held a fascination for Matthew Feltz. Possessing a degree in integrated science and technology and a master’s degree in bioinformatics, Matt writes software to process complex biological data and glean important information for medical and scientific research. After several years working in the Washington DC area, Matthew and his wife Julie have recently relocated to the NC Research Triangle. Matt was Troop 1570’s 65th Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on April 29, 2006.

Michael Aiello and his wife Cynthia live in a remote village in Northwestern Alaska. Michael serves as a deputy magistrate and law clerk. Michael earned his law degree at Regent University School of Law. Michael was Troop 1570’s 66th Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on June 21, 2006.

Tim Feltz has his degree in international business and has been working in the international transport business for several years. He and his fiancee Brianna recently moved to Central NC. He enjoys hiking, camping, and the beach. Tim was Troop 1570’s 68th Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on November 19, 2006.

Josh Feltz has a degree in horticulture. Josh enjoys working with all types of plants in an environmentally conscious manner. He has a special interest in promoting native plants, protecting pollinators, and planting trees. He has spent three years working in botanical gardens and is currently working for a plant service in Northern Virginia. Josh was Troop 1570’s 83rd Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on January 7, 2009.

Lucas Kane and his wife Sarah currently reside in Central KS. Lucas is in his final year of medical school and serving his hospital rotations. Lucas is seeking to practice family medicine. To date he has delivered or assisted in the delivery of fourteen babies! Lucas was Troop 1570’s 89th Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on January 17, 2010.

This fall, Fletcher Phillips started student-teaching 8th grade civics for a Northern VA public school system. Fletcher will earn his master’s degree in education in May 2019. Fletcher was Troop 1570’s 107th Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on October 20, 2013.

Tucker Phillips is a Junior at a Northern VA university, studying environmental science. Tucker also serves as a dormitory resident adviser. Tucker was Troop 1570’s 118th Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on September 28, 2016.

Spencer Phillips began college at a Richmond, VA area university this fall. Spencer plans to study filmmaking. Spencer was Troop 1570’s 123rd Eagle Scout, earning the Eagle rank on August 9, 2018.


Top Row: Tony Aiello; Michael Aiello; Josh Feltz;
Tim Feltz with father Gary Feltz; Matthew Feltz
Bottom Row: Dan Claff with parents Ellen and Roger Claff;
Spencer Phillips; Tucker Phillips; Fletcher Phillips; Lucas Kane
with parents Myriam and Roy Kane.