Six new Eagle Scouts for Troop 111 in 2020
Giovanni Swartz, Michael Loesch, Benjamin Malinowski, Jonathan Liu, Lawrence Daher and Gabriel Dawson all have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process. The Eagle Scout rank has been earned by over 2.5 million youth.
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout Spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the 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. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.
Of the six new Eagle Scouts four of them are St. Matthews Cathedral School alumni. All six are high school seniors and attend either St. Joseph or Marian High School.
Troop 111 was originally chartered in 1933, 88 years, and is one of the oldest and longest continuous Scout Troops in St. Joseph County. Since 2014 Troop 111 has been blessed with 17 Eagle Scouts, with two more coming in 2021.