For some Scout troops, having several Scouts earn the rank of Eagle in the same year might not be typical. So when 11 Scouts from Troop 224 in the Boy Scouts of America Black Swamp Area Council earned the rank of Eagle Scout during the same year’s timeframe, it was quite notable.
Collectively, these Scouts put in more than 1,500 hours of community service in the completion of their Eagle Scout projects. Based on the value of community service hours as calculated by one independent agency, the work completed by the 11 Scouts accounted for more than $35,000 in service to their community.
The Eagle Scout projects of these 11 Scouts focused heavily on landscaping improvements and new or renovated recreation facilities at numerous locations around their community, meaning the fruits of their labor can be enjoyed for years to come by residents.
To find out more about each of the individual projects from these Scouts, be sure to read the full article in the Putnam County Sentinel.
To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like these 11 Scouts, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video: