Justin Arnold, son of Brian and Lorrie Arnold of Sabina, has been awarded the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Eagle Scout rank.
The Eagle Scout Award is the highest and most coveted rank in Scouting — the last major step in the advancement program. Fewer than 4 percent of all Scouts in the United States reach the Eagle Scout rank. Justin’s achievement was celebrated at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 18.
Justin’s journey to achieving Eagle Scout began in 2010 as a Tiger Cub with Scout Pack 797. Upon earning the Arrow of Light Award, the highest honor in Cub Scouting, Justin crossed over into Troop 154 in June 2015. Troop 154 is chartered by Wilmington United Methodist Church under the direction of Scoutmaster Andre Anderson.
For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Justin worked with the Wilmington United Methodist Church to refurbish a storage room for God’s Pantry, which provides food, hygiene items, pet food, and baby products (diapers and wipes) to community members who may be homeless or struggling.
While working toward his Eagle Scout rank, Justin earned 23 merit badges.
As a Boy Scout with Troop 154, Justin held the leadership positions of Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Quartermaster. He also participated in a wide range of service projects in Clinton County.
Justin is a senior at East Clinton High School where he is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Magnified Giving, Student Council, Orbitor, and Spanish Club. Justin is also an active participant in the Richland United Methodist Church and 4-H at the Clinton County Fair.
He plans to attend The Ohio State University in the fall to major in electrical engineering.