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.


The Path from Life Scout to Eagle Scout


Troop 185 Eagle Scout Information Sheet

Guidelines for the Eagle Scout Service Project

Eagle Scout Requirements (Workbook)

Eagle Scout Scholarships

Ideas for Eagle Scout Service Project Beneficiaries

National Eagle Scout Association

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. 

tommy lamar


Cleared and designed a  walking path through Stratham woods.

jake winslow


Created a Little Free Library at Stratham Memorial School Community Garden

Barrett Ellis


Built a Bee Hotel at Stratham Memorial School Community Garden

Jesse Cote


Built Carpenter Bee Traps and educational signs at Stratham Hill Park to protect wooden structures

jack haslam


Rejuvenated a Prayer Path at Bethany Church in Greenland

Michael Berwanger


Build an outdoor sign for the Austin17 House in Brentwood

tyler blood 2018

Created a Stratham Fair Volunteer Memorial at Stratham Hill Park

parker stead


Built a new Dance Studio Room at the Austin17 House in Brentwood

Matthew eaton


Installed a Stone Patio with fire pit at Bethany Church Youth Barn

EJ Murphy


Designed and built a Custom degu habitat for the NH SPCA




Restored the Eagle Trail system at Statham Hill Park