The Eagle

Black Swamp Area Council - May 2022

What does it mean to be an Eagle Scout? How does one become an Eagle Scout?   Why does it require a project? These are common questions to someone who hasn’t achieved the rank of Eagle. We celebrate when a Scout is decorated with the Eagle Scout rank. We give gifts and have a party. But what happens before the party? How much does a Scout really have to accomplish in order to earn the rank that only 6% of Scouts have the honor of claiming?

Scout Creates Beautiful Space for Community

Connor Brown successfully passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review just one year ago on May 6, 2021, but the Troop 4 Eagle will long be remembered as being a great example of Scouting because of his Eagle Scout project.

He worked with the YMCA in his hometown of Wapakoneta to establish a prayer garden near the east entrance as a place for all to go to reflect and pray.

“It was a thoughtful and very ambitious and beautiful project,” Joshua Little of the Wapak YMCA said. “It is a great addition to our campus and example of our Christian Mission as well. It turned out remarkable and it exceeded what I saw on paper when he first presented the idea,” he added. “I think it also exceeded Connor’s expectations as well.”

Read the FULL STORY HERE and see additional photos related to Connor's project.

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Scouting in the Black Swamp Area Council began in 1915 when the Scouting program was introduced to the young people of West Central and Northwestern Ohio. More than 5,400 individuals are participating in the local program as a Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, Explorers and adult volunteers. In 2020, these individuals participated in 8,069 hours of community service. For more information about finding Scouting near you, visit