Colonial District recognized two Eagle scouts from the Alexandria and Mount Vernon area during their Inaugural Colonial District Community Friends of Scouting Event at Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria VA.
The Colonial District has launched over 77 Eagles, 2,632 merit badges earned by Boy Scouts and recorded 23,367 hours of community service by adults and scouts.
The two Eagle Scout Emissaries are Dimitrius Leopold from Troop 1515 and Noah Phillip Ventura from Troop 1509. Each Eagle Scout Emissary will help promote Scouting in the Alexandria and Mt. Vernon communities.
Their Eagle projects include collecting over 1400 pairs of shoes for Souls 4 Souls and designing, fabricating and installing directional signs in over six-miles of trails over a 10 month period and 380+ hours at Woodmarsh Trail at Mason Neck Refuge.
For these two young men, their path to Eagle involved a collective total of 117 camping nights, completed high adventure treks such as Goshen, National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Leadership Academy, Summit and Northern Tier, and served in leadership roles including; Senior Patrol Leader, Order of the Arrow Chapter Chief, NYLT Staff and Venturing Vice President of Programs.
Over the 100+ year history of scouting in the US, only approximately 2.4 million boys have reached Eagle – well under ½ of 1% of the male population.