Eagle Scout One of Pennsylvania’s Best and Brightest

Miles painting the Hershey Hotel at the Hershey Gardens (Photo credit: Sean Simmers, PennLive)

Imagine hearing the peaceful sounds of the outdoors and learning more about local wildlife without ever stepping outside. Thanks to the imaginative mind of Eagle Scout and Arrowman Miles W., Hershey, Penn., residents are taking wildlife exploration into the classroom.

Honored as one of Pennsylvania “Best and Brightest” young minds, this Eagle Scout from the New Birth of Freedom Council is making waves in his local community. He’s been awarded a number of awards for conservation and volunteerism and also completed an Eagle Scout project for fellow wildlife lovers. 

As a steward for wildlife conservation efforts, he organized and built a unique bird-feeding observation station outside the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park for his Eagle Scout project. Located just outside the classroom of the Wildlife Center, his project is an educational tool for those hoping to learn about birds in their natural habitat. Observers can hear the birds from within the classroom via speakers that are connected to microphone wires in the feeders.

“In completing this project, I think that I have made a difference in our community, because education also makes for a better society,” explained the Eagle Scout.

His accomplishments, activities and honors are undoubtedly impressive, yet what sets him apart from others, you won’t find on his extensive resume.

“A particularly commendable personality trait that sets him apart from others is his quality of sensitivity and commitment,” said Professor Paul Thompson of Penn State Harrisburg. “He is always looking for ways to make others feel special and to bring happiness to people’s lives.”

Miles’ hard work has paid off in a number of ways, including his acceptance into his dream school. The Eagle Scout has plans to attend Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology to study art and animation.

Hear from Miles in the video below for advice he would give to future graduates with big dreams like his and check out the full story at Penn Live-The Patriot News.


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