He is the son of Eric and Cindy Scott, who are former Clevelanders. He is the grandson of Dennis and Judy Varnell of Cleveland.
His Eagle ceremony was held Jan. 4.
At the ceremony, Will presented his grandfather Varnell with the Eagle Mentor Pin as a surprise.
The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts. The title of “Eagle Scout” is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”
For every 100 boys who join Boy Scouts, only two or three will achieve Eagle Scout.
To attain the “Eagle” rank, a Scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, and 12 of those must be “Eagle-required” merit badges; complete the five Scout ranks prior to Eagle; serve in various positions of responsibility; plan and carry out an approved Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project — all before a Scout’s 18th birthday.
Will’s Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project was building 160 feet of shelving for the Goddard Junior High Band Hall office.
This service project took six days and 192 volunteer hours to complete. Will had a total of 46 volunteers who supported him with this project.
Will also earned the “Presidential Volunteer Service Award-Silver Level” this past summer. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards are given by certified organizations in the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. A person or group that has achieved a certain standard measured by the number of hours of service can receive this award at either the Bronze, Silver or Gold level.
Will earned the “Kid’s Silver Level” which is 75 to 99 volunteer service hours before 15 years of age.