Scout troup 25 will honor four young men who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Zander Croom, Jackson Knoell, John Tidwell and Bert Lott have recently completed their individual Eagle Scout projects, and thus completing all recommendations to achieve the Eagle Scout Rank. In addition, each of these Scouts have been elected to the elite Order of the Arrow.
Croom, Knoell, Tidwell and Lott have a combined total of over 400 service hours, over 250 camping nights and over 200 miles hiked. Their Eagle projects included installing a commodities box at the Eagles Nest and seating and beautification areas at Chester County Middle School and First Baptist Church.
The Cub Scout program begins with the rank of Lion for youths in kindergarten. Cub Scouts then work their way through Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light, based on age and/or grade. While the Cub Scout program is primarily centered in the den, home and neighborhood, many events take place outdoors.
Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.
The Scouts BSA requirements determine a Scout’s advancement through Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle Scout. There are more than 135 merit badges relating to sports, crafts, science, trades, business, future careers, and more, that any Scout, or any qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn at any time through the process of learning, testing, reviewing and recognition.
For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long-term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activites, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.