The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) recently recognized area Eagle Scouts for their community service, leadership and accomplishments, at a May 7 reception in their honor.
The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest in Scouting and requires earning at least 21 badges, completing an Eagle Scout community service project, and holding leadership positions in the Scouting unit. It can be earned by both boys and girls by their 18th birthday.
The council had 236 Scouts who earned the rank between May 1, 2022, and April 30, 2023.
The event also included the announcement of the council’s Eagle Scout Project of the Year by Jackson Davis of New Port Richey. Davis raised $15,000 and worked to turn an old school bus into a Mobile Food Pantry for Messengers of Hope Mission in Odessa. It has been named the BSA National Service Territory 16 winner of the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award for 2023.
Published May 24, 2023