Boy Scout earns his Eagle Scout Award

Jordan Shouse

Jordan Shouse of Bethel Troop 196 received his Eagle Scout Award Nov. 28 in front of family, friends and members of his troop.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2 million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”

Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Sprit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.

Jordan’s service project benefited the Clermont County Park Districts newly acquired park land at Sycamore Park in Batavia, know as the Wilson Nature Preserve.

Jordan, along with several volunteers, cut in a new trial, installed drainage tile within a land bridge, to allow a safe passage of park patrons and a service route for equipment to enter the new property.

Jordan and his volunteers spread more than 25 tons of gravel that were graciously donated by Arch Materials of Williamsburg. Jordan spent more than 200 hours in completing this task.

Jordan is a Senior at Bethel Tate High school and is enrolled at the Grant Career center in the Engineering Design Program.

Jordan thanked the following people that have been there for his journey to Eagle Scout: American Legion Post 406, Tim and Judy Jones, Barb Chadler, Carla Flarida, Frank Verdin, Mom and Dad, the boys of Troop 196 and 396, and a host of others.

The US Grant District of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America encompasses Clermont and Brown Counties.

If you would like to join a Troop near you, contact Dan Beard Council at (513) 577-7700 or contact Troop 196 at (513) 734-1119.