Eagle Scouts

Greg Thurlow of Troop 525 is on the Advancement Committee responsible for accepting, reviewing, approving, and signing off on new Eagle Scout Project Proposals.


Eagle Advancement: Greg Thurlow

Eagle Scouts
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. This represents more than 1.7 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912. Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness—remain important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank. Refer to the 2013 Guide to Advancement for details and policies

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. Although many options are available to demonstrate proficiency in these areas, a number of specific skills are required to advance through the ranks—Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle. To advance, a Boy Scout must pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges.

NEW for 2013: Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook Procedures (How to properly obtain the fillable pdf.  New functionalities for this electronic workbook include expandable text boxes and the ability to insert images in JPEG, GIF, TIF, and PNG formats.  Requires Adobe Reader release 9 or later.)

Eagle Scout Official Application Form (Current version as of November 2014 is the "2014 Printing" of document 512-728).  Download this form for each new applicant, as it undergoes changes on a regular basis.

After the Atlanta Area Council has approved the Eagle Scout Rank Application contact Ken Birmingham to schedule a Board of Review (contact information is supplied by Council). Eagle Scout Boards of Review are normally held in the morning of the second Saturday of every month.  Contact Ken Birmingham if there are special schedule needs.

Merit Badges -- see note below
Merit badges signify the mastery of certain Scoutcraft skills, as well as helping boys increase their skill in an area of personal interest. Of the 120 merit badges available, 21 must be earned to qualify for Eagle Scout. Of this group, 12 badges are required (13  as of 2014), including First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Cooking (effective 2014) Environmental Science, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Camping, and Family Life. In addition, a Scout has a choice between Emergency Preparedness and Lifesaving and a choice among Cycling, Hiking, and Swimming.

New as of 2014, another REQUIRED Merit Badge
The Eagle Scout rank requirements are changing starting in 2014 -- the Cooking Merit Badge will be added to the required merit badge list.  Scouts who are aiming for Eagle rank advancement in 2014 and beyond should look at adding Cooking Merit Badge to your summer camp Merit Badge plans this summer.

Scoutmaster Conferences
At each of his rank advancements, a Boy Scout takes part in a Scoutmaster conference. These conferences help the Scout to set goals for himself in line with his individual talents and abilities. At each conference, the Scoutmaster helps him evaluate how well he accomplished his present goal and then works with him in setting new goals.

Service and Responsibility
Beginning with the Star rank, and continuing through Life and Eagle, a Scout must demonstrate participation in increasingly more responsible service projects. At these levels, he also must demonstrate leadership skills by holding one or more specific youth positions of responsibility in his troop.

here to visit the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).

Button Gwinnett District Eagle Class of 2014:

Eagle Scout Date Troop Chartered Organization
 Christian Wadley  January 11, 2014  827  Catholic Church of St. Monicas
 Philip N. Benson  January 11, 2014  V942  LDS Peachtree Corners Ward Roswell Stake
 Adam R. Smith  February 8, 2014  419  Duluth First United Methodist Church
 Joseph H. Masters  February 8, 2014  1963  The Wesleyan School, Norcross
 Jonathan A. Lopez  March 8, 2013  942  LDS Peachtree Corners Ward Roswell Stake
 Alexander W. Ullrich  April 12, 2014  525  Simpsonwood UMC
 Shelby C. Gillentine  April 12, 2014  648  Norcross Presbyterian Church
 Alexander J. Sanchez  April 12, 2014  419  Duluth First United Methodist Church
 Chandler N. Smith  May 10, 2014  P942  LDS Peachtree Corners Ward Roswell Stake
 Chandler S. Hall  May 10, 2014  V942  LDS Peachtree Corners Ward Roswell Stake
 William S. Trent  May 10, 2014  403  Winters Chapel UMC
 Noah J. Maddox  July 12, 2014  827  Catholic Church of St. Monica
 Collin M. Carroll  July 12, 2014  2001  LDS Johns Creek Ward Roswell Stake
 Jared Dangremond  July 12, 2014  525  Simpsonwood UMC
 Isaac D. Penman  July 12, 2014  827  Catholic Church of St. Monicas
 Evan M. Nowicki  August 9, 2014  403  Winters Chapel UMC
 Jacob E. Hanley  August 9, 2014  650  Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Men's Club
 Jesse J. Gilmore  August 9, 2014  419  Duluth First United Methodist Church
 Thomas B. Duane II  September 13, 2014  1963  The Wesleyan School, Norcross
 Keegan J. Musser  September 13, 2014  525   Simpsonwood UMC
 Robert Anthony Pelland  October 11, 2014  419   Duluth First United Methodist Church
 Mark Alexander Burkett  October 11, 2014  525  Simpsonwood UMC
 Cooper W. Stinson  October 11, 2014  525  Simpsonwood UMC
 Gregory W. Espy II  October 11, 2014  846  Sugarloaf United Methodist Church
 Daniel Cameron Poland  October 11, 2014  648  Norcross Presbyterian Church
 Josiah Powell Harris  October 12, 2014  648  Norcross Presbyterian Church
 Geoffrey Raymond Mount  October 27, 2014  827

 Catholic Church of St. Monicas


Click here to view the Button Gwinnett District Eagle Honor Roll from the Class of 1999 to 2013.

The Button Gwinnett District was created in 1998.  Prior to 1998, the Troops which are currently in our District were previously part of the Northeast District which existed from the mid-seventies until 1998.  An incomplete listing of Northeast District Eagle Scouts may be found by clicking here.