Five attain Eagle Scout rank in Troop 288


Five local youths reached the pinnacle of scouting recently, attaining the coveted Eagle Scout rank.

Henry Curran, Josh Frantz, Victor Manly, Parker Shannon and Andrew Brown received the Boy Scouts’ highest rank after years of working to complete projects on leadership, service and character. To achieve the Eagle rank, each scout completed a community service project. Curran collected, repaired and presented 16 bikes to residents of The Sulzbacher Center, while Frantz cleaned and landscaped the pavilion at the Clara White Mission, for which he also built a garden bench.

Manly created several sets of wooden corn-hole and Jenga games for three Ponte Vedra schools, while Shannon led a book collection drive for childhood literacy organization Books-A-Gogo, donating more than 3,000 books. Brown, meanwhile, poured a concrete addition to the front outdoor area at St. Francis House in St. Augustine, which serves the homeless population by providing access to essential services to help achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

In addition, each scout participated in countless hours of additional community service and earned more than 21 merit badges as they developed skills in camping, cooking, fishing, hiking and more.