Last Sunday, Boy Scout Josh Libby of Windham celebrated something he has worked toward for 10 years – his Eagle Scout Award. Friends, family and fellow Scouts from the area joined Josh and his family, his parents Michelle and Chuck and his sister Anne, at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church for a ceremony and a reception to celebrate him achieving the highest rank in Scouting. The master of ceremony was assistant scoutmaster Paul Preston.
To accomplish this he and other Eagle Scouts have to complete 21 merit badges, some which involve camping out for at least 10 days or keeping track of physical fitness for 90 days. All Eagles are required to do a community service project that helps the community and they go before a board of adults to answer questions about Scouting and the completed project.
Josh earned 43 merit badges on a variety of subjects and did a community service project in which he built a covered sandbox on the Windham Primary School playground with help from his troop and friends.
In his speech, Josh spoke about trips he had been on, including hiking all 100 miles of the 100 mile wilderness on the Appalachian Trail, in two trips.
A sophomore at Windham High School, Josh is in Troop 805 in Windham, which is also the same troop where his father earned his Eagle Scout award. Josh is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, the honor society of the Boy Scouts.
Eagle Scout Josh Libby stands with Veterans from the troop’s chartering organization who attended the ceremony on Sunday.
Eagle Scout Josh Libby stands under the covered sandbox he built as his Eagle Scout project.