Eagle Scout recipients give insight on BSA


Photo courtesy of Mrs. Miller

Losko (L) and Bouvy (R) received the rank of Eagle Scout during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at First United Methodist Church on August 27th, 2022.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a youth organization devoted to character development and value-based leadership training. These ideas pertain to a central idea of the organization which is “Prepared. For Life.®”  The program, founded in 1910, focuses on their Scout Misson: prepare the youth community to make moral and ethical choices over their lives by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

The BSA is based around their Scout Oath, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight,” and the Scout Law, which has twelve characteristics to meet as a person and as a Boy Scout.

There are seven total ranks in BSA including Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. The Eagle Scout ranking is the most recognizable. Being the highest and hardest ranking to achieve, it is extremely admirable to obtain.

At Trinity High School, there are two new Eagle Scout members. In the last month, Seniors Daniel Bouvy and Zachary Losko have accomplished the highest and most honorable ranking in Boy Scouts.

Bouvy remarked, “Being an Eagle Scout to me means striving to put forth my best effort possible in all aspects of life.”

To be an Eagle Scout member, one must have previously been a Life Scout for six months and also have earned twenty-one merit badges. In addition to completing the requisites for the other five ranks, an Eagle service project must also be completed and references must be provided. In order to get this title, scouts must also serve at least six months in a leadership position, attend a Scoutmaster conference and pass a board of review. 

Bouvy and Losko have both excelled in the areas required for the Eagle Scout title and have earned themselves this highly honorable ranking. 

For their required projects to become an Eagle Scout, Losko explained, “At the Church of the Covenant, I laid a cement pad and built a solid roof pergola as part of my project.” 

Individual projects are required for becoming an Eagle Scout. They further prove a scout’s worthiness of the ranking.

Bouvy stated that he recently handmade three benches for Mingo Park in order to complete his project. Similar to 

others, this project proves how deserving each member is of their rank.  

The BSA program aims to help children and teenagers grow and develop into well-rounded members of society. 

When asked about how becoming an Eagle Scout has changed him, Bouvy stated “I think my work ethic has improved a lot.”  

Losko explained that his leadership skills have evolved and that he is more capable of speaking up for himself.                                                    

According to Losko, being an Eagle Scout takes strong determination and perseverance. The title stands for someone who is strong-willed and hard-working. Bouvy gives future Boy Scouts advice for earning this honorable title, which is to start working on it early rather than procrastinating and pushing it off. 

The awards ceremony is specific to the Eagle Scout ranking. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony is held in order to give the recipients their rightfully deserved awards. On August 27th of this year, Losko and Bouvy received their Eagle Scout Awards at the Court of Honor Ceremony.