Simsbury Boy Scout Troop 175 recently held a Court of Honor to award the rank of Eagle Scout to six young men, Samuel Spak, Brian Sennett, Erik Koontz, Will Pendergast, Will Sickenger and Jonah Garcia. More than 100 young men have earned the rank of Eagle Scout since Troop 175 recognized it’s first Eagle scout in 1981 at St. Mary’s Church in Simsbury.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.