Joshua Baker, 17, has received Boy Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout. Baker, a member of Troop 101 chartered by Noblesville First United Methodist Church, is a junior at Baker Academy and has been involved in scouting for 11 years. Baker achieved the Eagle rank after demonstrating leadership as den chief, librarian and patrol leader before earning 50 merit badges and completing his Eagle project.
For his Eagle Scout service project, Baker started a new outdoor trail at Koteewi Park in Noblesville. His project also included an 80-foot-long boardwalk with a 16-foot octagonal platform. There were approximately 40 volunteers who dedicated service to assist Baker in completing his service project from June until July of 2014.
Only 4 percent of Scouting’s national membership attains the rank of Eagle. For more information, call 813-7125 or visit www.crossroadsbsa.org.