There are many Scout troops that turn out one or two Eagle Scouts each year, but, though no statistics are kept on the level of frequency, it’s safe to say that troops that turn out nine Eagle Scouts at the same time are relatively rare. Indeed, when those nine Eagle Scouts are all in the same grade in school, that’s also unique.
Such was the case for nine Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council, who celebrated their achievement together at a joint Court of Honor.
Lest people have the misconception that this particular group of Scouts was focused only on earning Eagle and nothing else, the Newark Advocate shared details on the many activities these Scouts participated in during their Scouting careers (which started at the Cub Scout level for several of these Scouts).
They attended numerous Scout camps all over the United States together, and several of them also traveled the Boundary Waters area between the United States and Canada and went trekking as a trail crew at Philmont Scout Ranch. It was actually at Philmont that the Scouts agreed that they all wanted to earn Eagle Scout and hold their Court of Honor together.
One of the key elements helping these nine Scouts achieve success was their commitment to each other. A Scout is Helpful, and as they worked toward the goal or earning Eagle Scout, they all helped each other, including being involved in helping to support each other’s service projects.
It’s an impressive achievement and one that serves as an inspiration to Scout units everywhere.
To find out more about these nine Scouts who all earned Eagle Scout, be sure to read the full article in the Newark Advocate.
To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like these Scouts, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video: