CLARK, NJ – Anthony J. Bogash of Boy Scout Troop 145 became the latest Scout to achieve the rank of Eagle in Clark. His achievement was recognized at a special ceremony, known as a Court of Honor in late March.
Among other requirements needed to earn the rank, Bogash completed an extensive service project. With the help of other scouts and volunteer parents, he built a drainage system for the Clark Library’s parking lot. This work resulted in a easier passage for patrons and staff since water cannot pool and in the winter, ice cannot form in pathways.
Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. To earn the rank, a Boy Scout must progress through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life Scout and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges. Bogash earned almost double the requirement with a total of 41 badges attainted during his years of scouting.
Personal responsibility and achievement are important to Bogash. Whether it is working hard to excel in his academic course at Arthur L. Johnson or in his volunteerism or work, he puts his whole self into whatever he does. Bogash and his father were recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the township.
Bogash is a senior with plans to attend Kean University in September where he plans to follow coursework through to the attainment of a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.