Eagles Soar at Blackacre!

Not that eagle but perhaps equally noteworthy are young men who earns the rank of Eagle Scout.  To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills.  Research indicates not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank before aging out at 18 years old; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so.   Blackacre having six-Eagles in the past four-years is impressive. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the critical areas of (1) leadership, (2) service, and (3) outdoor skills. Although many options are available to demonstrate proficiency in these areas, a number of specific skills are required by Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to advance through the ranks—Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. To advance, a Boy Scout must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges. I have many fond memories of scouting activities from numerous campouts in the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountain ranges near my hometown in upstate New York. Aging out as a First Class Scout means an open door for current and future Eagle Scout candidates who are always welcome to connect with Blackacre.

If you are interested in doing an Eagle scout project at Blackacre contact us at blackacre3200@gmail.com to set-up an initial interview. 

Completed Eagle Scout Projects at Blackacre:

Evan Sheehy - Trail Way-Finding Signage & Markers

Andrew Craven - Goat Shelters

Butterfly Garden Bridge

David Johnson - Barn & Trail head Arbors

Will Sanders - Butterfly Gazebo & Garden Bridge Polyurethane Sealer

Nathaniel Lockard - A Frame Swing for Memorial Pond Grounds