Barnegat Resident Achieves Eagle Scout Honor

Christopher K. Brower designed a walking tour of Barnegat for his project.

At a special Eagle Court of Honor to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, Christopher K. Brower, of Barnegat, will earn the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve, that of Eagle Scout.  

To earn this honor, Brower had to demonstrate his leadership ability by completing a project to benefit his community, which was a walking tour of Barnegat that highlights historic buildings of downtown Barnegat and other Boy Scouts’ Eagle Projects. Parts of the walk include the Barnegat Historical Society’s Museum and Village, and the Barnegat Rail Trail.

The project included planning the tour route, obtaining permission from town authorities and building owners to place signs, soliciting donations of materials and money, creating and placing signs with assistance from Troop 26 members, compiling information and creating a brochure for the tour, and obtaining sponsorship of the project from the Barnegat Historical Society

Brower has camped with his troop at summer camps up and down the East Coast. He has participated in Scouting for Food and has assisted in a number of other Eagle Scout projects. He received recognition for his participation in evacuation efforts during Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Presently a freshman at Monmouth University, Brower currently has a part-time position in Monmouth University’s English Department. His future plans include obtaining a master’s degree in History with an emphasis on studying World War II. His ultimate goal is to become a museum curator, researcher, and writer of history.

During his high school days, he attended The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science, where he received a number of awards, including recognition for four years of participation in Project Terrapin at the school.  He also received the School Counts Gold Award from the NJ Chamber of Commerce.  He also received recognition from the Mariner’s Lodge #150 in Barnegat for his community service.   

His hobbies include Miniature War gaming and reading about World War II.

Unknown Candidate October 12, 2012 at 12:58 AM
This might interest some of you supporters of the Boy Scouts : http://www.thehumanist.org/humanist/articles/bsa.html
Unknown Candidate October 12, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Would all you people so enthusiatic about the Boy Scouts be so supportive of an organization that excludes Blacks and Catholics ? But Gays and atheists are fine to discriminate against ?
Rick October 12, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Gosh Leroy, You just can't acknowledge that this young man did an outstanding project.
Unknown Candidate October 12, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Rick, I am not belittling the young man's project. I am calling attention to the fact that the organization he belongs to is not the great thing many people accept it to be. Would you be as quick to applaude what he had done if it was in association to the KKK and they had given an award ?
Rick October 14, 2012 at 06:43 AM
I haven't seen you say anything positive about his project. If you have a problem with the Boy Scouts, this ISN'T the place to post about it. Start a separate blog about your issues, but don't demean this young man's efforts with your hatred.


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