Troop 98 Eagle Scouts

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.Since being founded in 1997, eighty-three Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 98.

2021 (8/84)

Nick Czincila

Stephen Autieri

Daniel Williams

Zach Malloy

Ryan McLaughlin

EJ Whitaker

Teddy Nagle

Brendan Garrity

2020 (5/76)

Seth Miller

Jack Sanfilippo

Andrew Willoughby

Marshall Matez

Joey Brogan

2019 (8/71)

Carmen Ostroski

Marc Zamora

William Bishop

Evan Meiers

Will Marcinkowski

Adam Pieroni

Keegan McLaughlin

Sanjit Shelukar

2018 (7/63)

Jeff Cutcher

Joel Bjordammen

Sam Barsh

Ryan Cleary

Caleb Goldberg

Alex Tomlinson

Thomas Nagle

2017 (6/56)

Jay Mudambi

Zack Skalecki

Brendan McCool

Adam Zamora

Andrew Piszek

Nicholas Moeller

2016 (9/50)

Timothy Giddings

C. Vaughan Hart

Alex Sanfilippo

Derrick Kuklinski

Nate Truitt

Jake Pogorzelski

Riley Bakes

Christian Lundy

Matthew Bahr

2015 (9/41)

Alex Hughes

Jonathan O'Donnell

Liam FitzPatrick

Michael Galbally

Michael Chinn

Samson Kale

Patrick Clements

Matthew Meiers

Henry Barsh

2014 (8/32)

Aaron Pieroni

Michael Hong

Mac Hennessy

Max X. Marrocco

Christopher W. McCool

Matthew T. McCool

Troy D. Thurston

William N. Elliott

2013 (6/24)

Andrew T. Johnson

Luke G. Tarzia

Matthew E. Pellegrino

Alexander M. Skalecki

Matthew W. Trejo

James D. Pogorzelski

2012 (5/18)

Alexander S. Okamoto

C. Dakotah McClain

Mack S. Finkel

Troy A. Bellettirie

Seth A. Bakes

2010 (4/13)

Jaein Lee

Charles E. Thurston

Brandon Grant

Gregory C. Kozemchak

2008 (1/9)

William G. Parkinson

2007 (4/8)

Eric A. Blumenthal

Alexander V. Hayden

Kyle W. Parkinson

Kevin A. Pfister

2005 (3/4)

Joseph M. Skoien

Ryan E. Pfister

Michael P. Thomas


Greg D. Walter

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Eagle Scout Class of 2019: The numbers behind the largest Eagle class ever
Posted on February 24, 2020

Prior year statistics are HERE.

More young people became Eagle Scouts in 2019 than in any other year in the 108-year history of the prestigious award.

Exactly 61,353 young men earned the Eagle Scout award last year, beating the previous record of 58,659 set in 2012, the 100-year anniversary of the award first being presented.

It’s worth noting that this is the last year I’ll be able to type “young men” when referring to the newest Eagle Scout class.

Last year, we reported that the BSA will honor the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts in late 2020. This class is open to any young woman who passes her board of review between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020, and has submitted her postmarked Eagle application to the National Office no later than Nov. 2, 2020.

As an Eagle Scout (Class of 1999), I have to say it will be such a thrill to watch these impressive young women earn their Eagle badges later this year.

Speaking of impressive, let’s get back to the Eagle Scout Class of 2019.

Putting the number in perspective

The capacity of Soldier Field, home to the NFL’s Chicago Bears, is 61,500. That means this year’s Eagle Scout class would just barely fit inside, with room for 147 friends, family members or Scouting bloggers.

Never been to Soldier Field? Then try this: The Class of 2019 is so large that it wouldn’t fit inside any of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. Eagle Scout Day at the Ballpark? Better plan it for a doubleheader.

So why am I making such a big deal about the largest-ever Eagle Scout class? Because it’s a good thing to have so many new Eagle Scouts in the world.

As a Scout leader, you no doubt helped one of these young men discover new things about life, the natural world and himself. Now he’ll use those skills as he takes on life’s next chapter.

Think about that impressive Eagle Scout, and then multiply by 61,353. That’s 61,353 Eagle Scout service projects, 61,353 trained leaders and 61,353 more-prepared citizens.

Let’s break this record every year!

A deeper dive into the numbers

Let’s look at the numbers behind the numbers. We’ll cover:

  • Total number of Eagle Scout service project hours recorded in 2019

  • Region-by-region Eagle numbers

  • Number of Eagle Scouts per year, from 1912 to 2019

  • State-by-state Eagle rankings

  • The average age of 2019’s Eagle Scouts

Thanks to the BSA’s Garfield Murden and Debbie Williams for providing these official numbers.

Total number of Eagle Scout service project hours recorded in 2019

Eagle Scouts, and the volunteers they led, completed 8,575,780 hours of work for Eagle Scout service projects in 2019. (The real number is probably even higher!)

That works out to 139.8 hours per project.

At the 2019 “value of volunteer time” rate of $25.43 per hour, that equals a staggering $218.1 million worth of service to communities.

As many city governments are forced to trim their budgets each year, Scouting often fills in the gaps through acts of service.

Average age of 2019 Eagle Scouts

The average age of youth earning the Eagle Scout Rank in 2019 was 17.3. That’s about the same as it has been for the past six years.

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