Medfield's Boy Scout Troop 89 members Brandon Peter Mak and Dylan Reese Corbett were honored at their Eagle Court of Honor on March 4, 2023, at the United Church of Christ in Medfield. Family, friends, members of Troop 89, as well as state and local officials, attended this event, recognizing these young men for their achievements.
Attaining the rank of Eagle is rare; only four to eight percent of all Boy Scouts do so. To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried a special significance in Scouting and as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.
The requirements of the rank of Eagle Scout are as follows:
-A Scout must earn 21 merit badges, including 13 required Eagle Badges
-A Scout must serve actively in a troop leadership position for at least six months
-A Scout must plan, develop, and carry out a service project worthy of an Eagle Scout
-A Scout must appear before a Board of Review of prominent persons to demonstrate that he has done his best to live up to the Scout Oath and Law and has qualified as an Eagle Scout
The following is a resume of BRandon Peter Mak's Scouting and personal history.
Brandon joined Troop 89 in 2016 at age 10 when he crossed over from Webelos, Pack 200 where he received the Arrow of Light Award and now stands before us as an Eagle Scout. On his trail to Eagle, Brandon earned a total of 36 merit badges. He successfully completed Junior Leadership training and demonstrated his leadership ability within Troop 89 in the capacities of Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and Troop Guide. Brandon is an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow and has participated 26 camping trips.
Brandon’s Eagle project was to research, plan, design, build and install a firewood holder with 15 slots for the Trustees at Rocky Woods Reservation. Work included drawing and planning the dimensions for the firewood holder, designing a plan on how to construct the firewood holder, and constructing and staining the firewood holder. As a final step toward Eagle, Brandon appeared before an Eagle Board of Review on July 28, 2022, where he faced a board of adult scout advisors who questioned Brandon on his scout accomplishments. It was at this time that Brandon was recognized for his efforts and received the distinction of the Eagle designation.
Brandon is a member of Medfield High School’s graduating class of 2023 where he participates in Chamber Orchestra, theater, Math League and Chess Club. Brandon is a member of the National Honor Society and the Mandarin Honor Society. Brandon has not yet decided which university he’ll attend in the fall but plans to major in computer science or mathematics. In his free time Brandon enjoys music and building gadgets.
The following is a resume of Dylan Reese Corbett’s Scouting and personal history.
Dylan joined Troop 89 in 2017 at age 11, when he crossed over from Webelos, Pack 200 – where he received the Arrow of Light Award and now stands before us as an Eagle Scout. Dylan has earned a total of 29 merit badges. He successfully completed Junior Leadership training and demonstrated his leadership ability within Troop 89 in the capacities of Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Troop Librarian.
Dylan’s Eagle Scout Project was designed to add decoration to the Medfield State Hospital grounds by building four large raised planters. These planters help create a beautiful natural boundary for the area that houses the Bellforge Art Center’s outdoor stage. As a final step toward Eagle, Dylan appeared before an Eagle Board of Review on January 26, 2023 where he faced a board of adult scout advisors who questioned Dylan on his scout accomplishments. It was at this time that Dylan was recognized for his efforts and received the distinction of the Eagle designation.
Dylan is a member of Xaverian Brothers High School graduating class of 2023 where he was involved in the school’s religious groups and retreats. Dylan plans to attend Bridgewater State University in the fall majoring in Criminal Justice. Dylan works as Team Lead at Supercharged Entertainment in Wrentham.
Brandon and Dylan have demonstrated their capacity and willingness to exert leadership ability in constructive and worthwhile activities in this community. They demonstrated the ability to live up to the 12 points of the Scout Law and the Scout Oath, the duty to God and Country, to others, and themselves. As such, they qualified to receive the rank of Eagle Scout.