Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout is the highest accomplishment awarded by the Boy Scouts of America and one that undoubtedly deserves recognition.
At its Tuesday evening meeting, the Peachtree Corners City Council were pleased to recognize Paul Nichols, a senior at Wesleyan School, for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Nichols was presented with a formal proclamation from the city. Requirements for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout are many including earning at least 21 merit badges, demonstrating Scout Spirit, and demonstrating leadership within their troop. The final requirement requires the Scout to plan, organize, lead, and manage a community service project.
For the last step, Nichols volunteered over 240 hours of his time of community service and lead other volunteers in the clearing and construction of a mulch path at the Dunwoody Nature Center. The high- schooler accomplished this task during a difficult time when social distancing was required.
“This young man joins an elite group as only 8% of Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “Those who complete an Eagle Scout service project are rewarded with more than a medal and badge. They gain an experience that remains with them for life. We are proud and delighted to present the city’s proclamation to Paul and offer our congratulations on earning the highest honor in Scouting.”
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was founded in 1910 and is the largest scouting organization in the United States with about 2.3 million youth participants and about one million adult volunteers.