Local scouts earn the Boy Scout’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Eric D., Benjamin D., Jacobi H., and Dominic J. of Dale City Boy Scout Troop 1919 of the National Capital Area Council BSA, have earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank advancement of Eagle Scout. These Eagle Scouts were recognized in ceremonies on February 23, 2022 at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1503, Dale City. Dale City Boy Scout Troop 1919 is sponsored by VFW Post 1503.To achieve the rank of Eagle, a scout must demonstrate leadership in a position of responsibility for several months, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, and obtain letters of recommendation. In addition, each scout must plan, develop, and complete a service project helpful to their community. Pandemic did not stop these Boys Scout from achieving their rank and find ways to contribute to their community.
Eric D. of Colgan High School constructed a soccer storage box at Chinn Park Soccer Field for Prince William Soccer Inc., a non-profit organization that provides recreational soccer in the community. Ben D. of Forest Park High School constructed a Disc Golf Course at Neabsco Elementary School to provide recreation to the community and the school. Jacobi H. of Colgan High School helped an organization that trains service animals for Veterans and their families by constructing two training obstacles for Semper K9. Dominic J. of Woodbridge High School coordinated with the Environmental Services Division of the Virginia Prince William County Public Works Department to plant over 100 trees. Trees were planted in four different locations and saved the county maintenance money while helping to protect the environment.
These Eagle Scouts names and the year they became Eagle Scouts will be displayed on a plaque at VFW Post 1503. The plaques on the walls of the VFW Post 1503 contain the names of over 100 Eagle Scouts and the year they became Eagles since Troop 1919 was established in 1983.