Scout Daniel P. was born with blindness, and as he’s grown older, he has also suffered from progressive hearing loss. However, that hasn’t stopped him from earning Scouting’s highest honor.
“He works really hard, and he never gives up,” said a fellow Scout of Daniel.
Indeed, he has served as an inspiration to many of the younger Scouts, accomplishing things that some might have previously thought would be impossible because of his blindness.
Daniel, who is a Scout in the Boy Scouts of America Westchester-Putnam Council, admits he has faced challenges along the path to Eagle.
“When you’re trying to supervise an activity and you can’t see if people are slacking off or whatever, so you have be sort of extra, extra alert,” he said.
But those challenges that may have stopped someone else just drove Daniel to work even harder.
He also had help from other members of his Scout troop that even created a special position to make sure that someone was always looking out to help Daniel navigate activities without added difficulty.
To learn more about this remarkable Scout and how he has plans to work at a Scout camp this summer, be sure to watch the whole story from Westchester News 12.