Two local Scouts earn Eagle rank
Grace Baker and Gwynn Miller, members of Scouts BSA Troop 40, earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that Scouts BSA offers. Only 3 to 4 percent of scouts ever attain this prestigious honor. Their Court of Honor ceremony was held at Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church, their charter organization, on Oct. 8.
Grace Baker earned 33 merit badges, more than the 21 required, and demonstrated leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out an Eagle project. For her project she made mission packs for children living at Laura’s Home women’s crisis center.
Grace lives in Westlake and is a senior at Westlake High School where she participates in National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and is a varsity athlete in cross country, diving and bowling. Grace is a certified lifeguard, swim instructor and gymnastics instructor.
Gwynn Miller earned 32 merit badges and demonstrated leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out an Eagle project. For her project she made a kiosk board with emergency water rescue equipment that was installed at Bay Boat Club on Lake Erie.
Gwynn lives in Bay Village and is a junior at Bay High School where she participates in marching band, Model UN, students for diversity and swim team. Gwynn is a certified lifeguard and Scout Camp Counselor.