On January 5th, the Leatherstocking Council celebrated the lifelong achievements of 64 young men who achieved BSA’s highest rank of Eagle Scout in 2019 (as of December 3rd). The recognition dinner will be at Francesca Banquets & Catering, 144 E Main Street in Ilion, NY from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.
Primarily attendees will include friends and family, but corporate executives interested in sitting with an Eagle Scout interested in pursuing their chosen career may join us for a $250.00 sponsorship which includes recognition at the dinner.
To achieve the rank of Eagle, Scouts must progress through a series of advancements that become increasingly more difficult and complex, requiring mastery of outdoor skills, citizenship, leadership and community service. Only 2% of approximately 100,000,000 Scouts across the United States have ever reached the rank of Eagle since 1910. Each year, approximately 6% of Scouts successfully achieve the Eagle Scout rank in the Leatherstocking Council and nationwide.
The culmination of the Trail to Eagle, is the Eagle Scout project. This service project must benefit the community and require the Scout to lead a team of volunteers to complete the project on time and to the satisfaction of the beneficiary. In 2019 the 64 Eagle Scouts (listed below) from the Leatherstocking Council contributed 8,482 combined Eagle project service hours to the community.
About Leatherstocking Council, Boy Scouts of America
For 109 years, The Boy Scouts of America Leatherstocking Council has been providing young Americans the tools and skills they need to face the demands and challenges of a changing society. Through peer to peer leadership programs and outdoor adventures, Scouting has impacted the lives of thousands of young men and women ages 6-21 in the Central New York counties of Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie and parts of Hamilton and Lewis. For more information, visit us online at https://www.leatherstockingcouncil.org/