PFVFD Junior member, Jacob Bowie, officially received his Trail to Eagle recognition on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Jacob earned his Eagle Rank at his Board of Review on April 3, 2019 with Troop 1684 in Lusby, Maryland.
To earn the rank of Eagle, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, including First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the World, Citizenship in the Nation, Communication, Cooking, Personal Fitness, Lifesaving, Environmental Science, Personal Management, Swimming, Camping, and Family Life. They must demonstrate Scout Spirit and demonstrate leadership within their troop. Jacob held serval leadership positions including Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Scribe, and Quartermaster.
A Scout must also plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school or the community. This project must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America. Jacob’s Eagle Scout Project benefited the Volunteer Fire Departments of Calvert County. While a cadet with St. Leonard Volunteer Fire Department, Jacob planned, directed and constructed a Denver Prop training device. The Denver Prop was designed after the actual dimensions of the confined area that claimed 16-year veteran fire fighter Mark Langvardt’s life in 1992.
Specifically, it is a “hallway” 28” wide, 8’ long with a window at one end that is 20” wide by 28” high and the sill is 42” from the floor.
Congratulations, Jacob Bowie. Job well done!
Article Submitted By: Crystal Bowie, Jacob Bowie’s Mother
Pictured with Jacob is Troop 1684 Scoutmaster Terry Schmidt presenting him with his Trail to Eagle Shadow box and Former Calvert County Commissioner Pat Nutter who presented Jacob with a Proclamation from the Calvert County Commissioners, a Calvert County flag and had Jacob sign his famous copy of Four Percent: The Story of Uncommon Youth in a Century of American Life.