Josh began his scouting career in the first grade as a Tiger Cub with Pack 90 in Brentwood. He advanced from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in February of 2005 after earning his Arrow of Light, Cub Scouts’ highest achievement. To earn the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve in various leadership positions and complete a service project that benefits his community.
Josh has held many leadership positions over the years, including den chief for Cub Scouts and senior patrol leader for his contingent to the 2010 National Jamboree, which celebrated the centennial of Scouting in America. Josh’s favorite merit badge of his 49 completed thus far is Fire Science, as he plans to be a Fire Fighter after college.
He has also spent more than 100 nights in the outdoors at Camp Wolfeboro and Camp Wente, where he has backpacked, snow camped, canoed and engaged in many other adventures.
For his service project, Josh worked with Brentwood Elementary School to install on campus a new low-maintenance, drought-resistant garden featuring new fencing. With much help from friends, members of his Scout troop and community, the garden was completed over the course of several weekends this past winter. Delta Fence, Water Savers, Brentwood Decorative Rock and Willy’s Bagels & Blends all provided much needed and appreciated assistance.
Josh’s whole family is very proud of his accomplishment in attaining his Eagle Rank and looks forward to Josh continuing to excel in all his endeavors.