Becoming an eagle scout
Eagle is the highest rank in Scouting and only about 5% of Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Scouts from Stratham's Troop 185 are defying those odds. In the past 5 years,16 scouts have attained Eagle and an additional 3 are nearing completion of the requirements. Recent projects have included a bee house and a little Free Library at Stratham Memorial School Garden, a Smokey the Bear Fire Safety Sign at Stratham Hill Park, A Brick Patio at Wiggin Memorial Library, an outdoor sanctuary at Bethany Church, and bat houses at Stratham Hill Park.
The Significance of Eagle Scout
Being an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as this person enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance - based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Since 1912, more than 1.7 million Boy Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle. Beginning in February 2019, girls too will be eligible to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. Although many options are available to demonstrate proficiency in these areas, a number of specific skills are required to advance through the ranks—Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. To advance, a Scout must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges.
Eagle Scout Requirements (Workbook)
congratulations to our recent Troop 185 Eagle Scouts
Enhanced an outdoor classroom at Acorn School by building bog bridges
Andrew berwanger 2021
Built a Wigwam at Great Bay Discovery Center.
Revitalized a Revolutionary War Hero's Gravesite at Stratham Hill Park
Created plant identification boards at Camp Belknap for the nature program.
Cleared and designed a walking path through Stratham woods.
Created a Little Free Library at Stratham Memorial School Community Garden
Refurbished the Sun Dial at the top of Stratham Hill Park
Replaced antiquated basketball hoops at Stratham Hill Park and improved surrounding area with landscaping and painting.
Created a gaga ball pit behind Wiggin Memorial Library
Built a Bee Hotel at Stratham Memorial School Community Garden
Built Carpenter Bee Traps and educational signs at Stratham Hill Park to protect wooden structures
Rejuvenated a Prayer Path at Bethany Church in Greenland
Build an outdoor sign for the Austin17 House in Brentwood
tyler blood 2018
Created a Stratham Fair Volunteer Memorial at Stratham Hill Park
Built a new Dance Studio Room at the Austin17 House in Brentwood
Installed a Stone Patio with fire pit at Bethany Church Youth Barn
Designed and built a Custom degu habitat for the NH SPCA
Restored the Eagle Trail system at Statham Hill Park