100th Eagle Scout for Troop 9458
Boy Scout Troop 9458 announced that Anthony Brogni, a sophomore at Eagan High school, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award Boy Scouts of America offers and earned by only 4-6 % of scouts. Brogni began his scouting experience as a first grader in Cub Scout Pack 108. When asked his favorite memory of scouting, Brogni recounted,
“I have made lots of great memories through scouting, but my favorites are from the Bahamas Sea Base High Adventure trip. One particular memory is when we made sourdough pancakes on the sailboat for breakfast one morning. I had never heard of them before and they were very good!”
He is honored to be the troop’s 100th Eagle Scout and credits his parents, fellow scouts, and leaders with the support they have shown. Brogni says, “I think it's very cool that Troop 458 has such a long history of Eagle Scouts, and reaching 100 of them is something that should be celebrated! However, I don't think I should receive much credit for being the 100th Eagle Scout since I just happened to be lucky and finished after the 99th but before the 101st. The credit should go to the troop for producing so many Eagle Scouts.” In addition to the 21 required merit badges and rank requirements, each scout plans and conducts a service project. This fall Brogni partnered with the City of Eagan in designing and installing Eagan's first pocket park. Throughout this park, volunteers planted low maintenance pollinator gardens made up of prairie grasses and flowers that are native to Minnesota and attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
Troop 9458, formerly 458, chartered in 1993 currently meets at Woodcrest Church in Eagan. The 48 scouts enjoy a variety of activities from service projects such as road cleanup and Feed My Starving Children, to rock climbing, camping. and high adventure experiences at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the Apostle Islands, the Boundary Waters, or Sea Base in the Bahamas.
Troop 9458 will be hosting a celebration for all 100 Eagle Scouts, troop members and families next spring.