Scouting’s Top Award

by Sep 6, 2023Kids, North Brunswick

Local Scout Trevor Smith, a senior at Brunswick Early College, is one step away from earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

The John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 would like to congratulate Scout Trevor Smith for completing one of his last steps toward being awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. His final step will be his Board of Review by the Brunswick County Eagle Scout Review Board.

Smith began scouting as a member of Cub Scout Pack 747 in first grade and moved up to Boy Scout Troop 747 in the sixth grade. He is now a senior at Brunswick Early College.

Boy Scout Troup 747

To be considered for advancement to Eagle Scout, Smith has had to meet a number of requirements including being a Life Scout for at least six months, earning a total of 21 merit badges, serving in a position of responsibility for six months and planning and leading a service project that will benefit a local organization other than the Boy Scouts.

Under the guidance of Scoutmaster Dennis Harp and Assistant Scoutmasters Greg Gennaro and Kelly Henry, Smith developed a plan to build a Gaga Ball Pit at the Belville Park. Working with the other members of Troop 747, Smith planned, raised funds, directed the design and construction and completed the game pit. Gaga Ball is one of the fastest-growing games around so Smith’s project will be a welcome addition to the park.

Boy Scout Troop 747 Projects

Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can progress to and only a small percentage of Scouts have reached this point and only after a lengthy review. As a sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 747, the John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 would like to congratulate Smith on reaching this level and wish him the very best in the future.