Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Eagle Scout?
Of all of the Boy Scout ranks, Eagle Scout is the most prestigious and the hardest to attain: Less than 4 percent of all Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle. Lots of Eagle Scouts have become famous for doing great things, including astronaut Neil Armstrong, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, animator William Hanna (of Hanna-Barbera fame), and movie director Steven Spielberg. Do you want to join their illustrious ranks? If so, here’s what you need to do.
How to Become an Eagle Scout
- Go through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life Scout.
- Be a leader in your troop for at least six months.
- Present references from adults who can attest to your character.
- Earn 21 merit badges, including Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Camping, Communication, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, and either Swimming, Hiking, or Cycling.
- Participate in a scoutmaster conference.
- Plan and execute a service project that benefits a school, community, or religious organization.
- Complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
Troop 325 Eagle Scouts
- Michael Williams (2017)
- Zachary Harrington (2015)
- David Holden (2014)
- Bradley Jennings (2012)
- Bryan McCoy(2008)
- Jeremy Scott (2003)
- James Russell (2002)
- Christian Bryant (2002)
- George Andrews (2002)
- Douglas Stephens (1996)
- Michael Cooley (1991)
- Edward Bates (1990)