On Sunday, Nov. 24, Troop 50 bestowed the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank during a ceremony honoring new Eagle Scout Joseph Vollenweider. He is the son of Glen and Margaret Vollenweider of Auburn. Joe is the troop’s 20th Eagle Scout since its founding in 2012.
|Ethan, Trey and Creighton (left to right) outline the significance of the|
colors of the Eagle Scout rank.
|Scoutmaster Baird administers the "Eagle Scout Promise" to|
Joe while other Eagle Scouts in attendance join him in
reaffirming their commitment to Scouting principles.
|Joe's mother, Margaret, pins him with the Eagle Scout medal while his father, Glen, looks on.|
|Troop Committee Chair Rob Stanford, who also serves as Joe's|
Auburn United Methodist Church D-Group leader, congratulates
Joe as being pinned with a mentor pin.
|Joe (front row, far right) in April 2014 after earning his Arrow of Light|
and crossing over from Pack 29 to Troop 50.
For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Joe planned and led volunteers to build a larger debriefing space at the Auburn University Challenge Course. Family, friends, and fellow Scouts and leaders logged more than 72 service hours planning and constructing the project. The new debriefing area features six foldable benches that alternate between being serving as benches for the debriefing area and as picnic tables for groups participating in the challenge course.
|Joe with his parents following his successful completion of his|
Eagle Scout Board of Review.
Joe is an 11th grader at Auburn High School, where he is active in the Engineering Club and Technical Student Association. He and he parents worship at Auburn United Methodist Church, where he is an active leader of the church’s Youth Group and member of the Youth Choir.
Eagle Scout’s performance-based rank requirements, which currently include serving in progressive leadership positions, demonstrating outdoor and Scouting skill competencies, earning at least 21 merit badges, and planning and executing a seminal Eagle Scout leadership service project. During 2018 alone, 52,160 Boy Scouts earned Scouting’s highest rank.
For more photos from Joe's Eagle Scout Ceremony, visit the troop's online photo album.