Find out how some CB Boy Scouts have made an impact on society. 103 years ago, a program designed to link respectable young men was created. Since then, The Boy Scouts of America has been “building tomorrows leaders”. Here at Christian Brothers High School, there are a number of Boy Scouts. Many of these scouts […]
Find out how some CB Boy Scouts have made an impact on society.
103 years ago, a program designed to link respectable young men was created. Since then, The Boy Scouts of America has been “building tomorrows leaders”.
Here at Christian Brothers High School, there are a number of Boy Scouts. Many of these scouts seek the highest ranking — Eagle Scout. A few Eagle Scouts on the CB campus include Michael Neal (’13), Daniel Duffy (’13), and Mr. Dave Anderson ’07.
Senior Daniel Duffy was ecstatic to reach highest honor.
“After working so hard on merit badges, service hours, and my project, it [felt] so good to finally get my Eagle,” he told the Talon.
One of the most major requirements to becoming an Eagle Scout is the project. Daniel’s project — building planters at St. Patrick’s academy — showed both his care for the environment and thoughtful charity.
Like Daniel’s, Michael’s project showed his care for the environment. He repainted picnic tables at East Portal Park, one of the most well known parks in East Sacramento.
“I really had a lot of fun being a scout,” the senior said earnestly. “One of the best parts was Camp Cody.”
Michael, along with a dozen other teenage scouts, led younger scouts at a week long camp owned and operated by their troop. As a Junior Officer at the camp, or a “J.O.” in the camp parlance, Michael’s duty to provide them with exciting experiences and help them receive merit badges. These badges — which range anywhere from woodworking to salesmanship– are necessary in order to become an Eagle Scout.
The process of receiving this honor is not easy, as Spencer Tibbits (’14) has found out. He has the requirements fulfilled, but has yet to finally fill out his application to become an Eagle Scout.
“I built a 90 foot pathway for an organization called Project Ride, which helps developmentally challenged kids learn to ride horses.” he explained. “I’ve been volunteering there since I was about 5.”
This CB junior can’t wait to finally get his Eagle.
“Not a lot of people actually are Eagle Scouts, so its awesome,” Spencer says.
These three young men have truly touched the hearts of many through their hard work and dedication. So if you see Michael, Daniel, or Spencer walking down the hallway, make sure to stop and give an appreciated– “thank you.”