The Trail to Eagle Scout


  • Boy Scout Troup 482, chartered June 1970, is sponsored by Placid Lodge 282, F&AM

  • This mural is a tribute to all those involved in scouting at any level

  • Less than 4% o boys entering the scout program attain the rank of Eagle Scout


Scouting provides youth unparalleled opportunities to experience real life situations.  Scouting challenges a boy with the basics of first aid, cooking, camping – all centered on building character and self-esteem.

Confidence gained as a Tenderfoot explodes as the rewards of self-motivation grow with each merit badge.

As the ranks progress to Second Class and First Class, so the challenge increases with map reading, wild life conservation, swimming, life saving, and leadership.

The ranks of Star and Life bring responsibility to not only the scout and troop, but to the church and community through service projects, leadership, and in bringing young scouts along the Trail to Eagle.

Many describe the Eagle Scout as “the all-around-perfect scout.”  Becoming an Eagle Scout requires the mastery of skills and leadership, service, outdoor expertise, citizenship, and ethical behavior of the highest order.  Fewer than 4% of boys entering the scout program reach this lofty status.  This speaks to the high standards set for this earned honor.  Eagle Scout is a lifetime achievement worn by some of America’s finest athletes, physicians, scientists, astronauts, business leaders, and presidents.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell (pictured in the mural) founded scouting in Great Britain in 1907.  He was a general in the British Army who invited a group of boys to attend the world’s first Boy Scout camp.  In February of 1910, Lord Baden-Powell brought Boy Scouting to America.  Boy Scouts celebrate the birthday of scouting on the 8th of February.

This mural highlights two scouts of Troup 482 – Joe Hernandez and Todd Fortier.  Joe Hernandez reached the Life Scout Rank, and Todd Fortier achieved Eagle, earned the bronze, gold, and silver Eagle Palms, and became a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.  Tragically, Joe and Todd were lost in separate vehicle accidents.  We honor and remember both young men as they continue to “soar with the Eagles.”

Artist Location Size Sponsor Note Audio

Keith Goodson

Home & Office Essentials, 204 S. Main Ave. 40 Feet Wide by 8 Feet High Mark and Jeanne Fortier

August 31, 2007


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