Troop 995 of Arnold recognized five new Eagle Scouts on January 15. The Eagle Scout award is the seventh and highest rank in Scouts BSA, and typically only achieved by 8% of all scouts yearly.
“We are so proud of this group of young men,” scoutmaster Peter Kaiser said. “It shows their hard work and dedication to the program, and to achieve this honor, especially through the COVID-19 quarantine, is amazing … And believe it or not, these scouts are just the first five being honored, because we are planning an early spring ceremony for another four more scouts. It’s an exciting time for the troop.”
James Beard, Aiden Dement, Andrew Gable, Liam Doyen and Samuel Landon, all Broadneck High School (BHS) students, are Troop 995’s newest Eagle Scouts.
Beard, a junior, passed his board of review for the Eagle rank on June 19, 2021, and has patiently waited to receive his award, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beard led a group of scouts to build and install 18 custom bat boxes at Kinder Farm Park for his Eagle Scout project. He is an active member of the Order of the Arrow, participates in the Broadneck High School robotics club, and holds a red belt in American freestyle karate.
Senior Aiden Dement passed his board of review for the Eagle rank on October 16, 2021. Dement’s Eagle Scout project was leading a team of scouts to build large compost bins for the City of Refuge Baltimore. He looks forward to studying mechanical engineering in college.
Andrew Gable, a junior, passed his board of review for the Eagle rank on October 13, 2021. He plays the bassoon for the Broadneck concert band and is currently the junior drum major and plays the bass clarinet for Broadneck’s marching band. For his Eagle Scout project, Gable led a team to build a “kindness rock” garden for Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church. The meditation garden started with over 300 custom painted rocks and the community adds to it regularly.
Broadneck junior Liam Doyen passed his board of review for the Eagle rank on October 16, 2021. For his Eagle Scout project, he led a team to build and install five kestrel/owl boxes. Doyen also created QR codes and installed posts to hold them for 24 points of interest at Goshen Farm in Cape St Claire. He enjoys sailing, the improv theater team, It’s Academic team, and is the vice president of the Broadneck robotics club. In 2019, Doyen was a Carson Scholar award winner.
Samuel Landon, a sophomore, passed his board of review for the Eagle Rank on October 16, 2021. His Eagle Scout project also benefited the City of Refuge Baltimore. He led a team to build an outdoor amphitheater with a firepit to be used for spiritual outdoor gatherings, socializing and meditations.