28 on Maui to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

June 13, 2017, 1:05 PM HST · Updated June 13, 1:05 PM
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The Boy Scout Maui County Council will be celebrating and recognizing Maui County’s Eagle Scouts and the significant positive impacts that their service projects provide to the Maui community. The event will take place on Saturday, June 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel.

A group of at least 40 people turned out on to support Eagle Scouts in cleaning the Halekiʻi – Pihana Heiau in Wailuku in March, 2017. PC: Hawaiʻi DLNR.

This year, 28 Maui County Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle with projects ranging from school construction and renovations, health clinics, music clinics, the construction of benches for the Maui Fair and more. While all projects will be recognized, the Top 5 Eagle Scout projects have been selected will be showcased at the event. In addition, Casey Forrest Engineering Scholarships will be awarded.

Each year, Scouts around the nation demonstrate their leadership skills while performing a project for the benefit of their community. As the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate’s leadership training, the project requires significant effort. The Scout must plan, develop and lead others in implementing their project. The rigorous nature of the service project is a major step in the completion of the Eagle rank. Very often, the Eagle project is what highlights the full impact of the Scouting program to the community at large.

The National Eagle Scout Association calculates the total volunteer hours of the Eagle service projects ever completed as a total of more than 100 million hours of service. Each year, new Eagle Scouts add over 3 million hours. On Maui, each year our Scouting program provides over 17,000 hours of service to improve the community.

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Sponsorships, advertisement sales and table sales are available by contacting the Scout Office (808) 244-3724. Ticket sales are $75 per person or $750 for a table of 10.

Chartered by the National organization in 1913, the Maui County Council has served thousands of youth. Organization leaders say the Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s foremost youth programs of character development and values-based leadership training.

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