Elijah Glennon earns Eagle Scout award
Eli Glennon, a member of Boy Scout Troop 293 of Stevens Point and son of Robert and Shawna Glennon, recently earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only 3 to 4 percent of Boy Scout members ever attain the designation of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scouts include many people from astronauts to presidents, business leaders and military generals. Glennon’s Court of Honor was held at the Bill Cook Chapter of the Izaak Walton League April 24.
Glennon, 18, a senior at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH), earned a total of 30 merit badges, nine more than the 21 required for Eagle Scout.
For his final project, he installed a new roof on the storage garage for the Bill Cook Chapter of the Izaak Walton League where equipment for local conservation projects is stored. The old roof was badly damaged from age and sun-wear and the steel roof Glennon installed will be more durable for years to come.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the oldest and largest values-based organizations. Its programs are designed to build character and leadership capabilities as well as instill the principles of active citizenship.
During his time with Troop 293, Glennon served in many leadership roles including serving as a patrol leader, troop quartermaster, troop historian, den chief for Cub Scout Pack 293, troop guide, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader, Order of the Arrow troop representative and junior assistant scoutmaster.
He has attended National Youth Leadership Training and the Order of the Arrow’s National Order of the Arrow conference.
Glennon’s additional awards include the Arrow of Light from Cub Scouting, the Den Chief Service Award, and the Parvuli Dei Religious Award.
Glennon is currently the sound supervisor for the stage crew at SPASH and after graduation he said he intends to explore further education options at local technological schools.