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 bathouses 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.

Troop 185 Eagle Scout Information Sheet

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

Bryce

Sturtevant

2020

Enhanced an outdoor classroom at Acorn School by building bog bridges

Nicky

Denton

2020

Revitalized a Revolutionary War Hero's Gravesite at Stratham Hill Park

matt

sullivan

2020

Created plant identification boards at Camp Belknap for the nature program. 

tommy lamar

2019

Cleared and designed a  walking path through Stratham woods.

jake winslow

2019

Created a Little Free Library at Stratham Memorial School Community Garden

Barrett Ellis

2019

Built a Bee Hotel at Stratham Memorial School Community Garden

Jesse Cote

2018

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

jack haslam

2018

Rejuvenated a Prayer Path at Bethany Church in Greenland

Michael Berwanger

2018

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

2018

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

Matthew eaton

2018

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

EJ Murphy

2018

Designed and built a Custom degu habitat for the NH SPCA

David

scamman

2018

Restored the Eagle Trail system at Statham Hill Park