George Boyadjian, an 18 year old senior at Porter Ridge High School, was recently awarded his Eagle Scout rank on March 3rd at Faith United Methodist Church in Lake Park through his troop # 151.
The Eagle Scout Service Project is the ultimate test for scouts to demonstrate leadership while simultaneously performing a beneficial act for their community. Boyadjian decided to combine his knowledge, skill, and love for helping people to assist those in need.
“For my project, I decided to create a new ministry at Faith UMC called the Shalom Health and Wellness Ministry. The ministry serves to provide lightly used vehicular equipment (like walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches) to those in the area that can't afford them.”
“Along with my project, I created the space that would house the equipment, which in the end, involved tearing down and replacing the entire front of the existing building and building a 2 foot long ramp, all with the help of the community!”
Accomplishing a project like this is no easy feat. When asked about the most challenging part, Boyadjian replied, “The toughest part of this journey has been completing all of the paperwork. It's very easy to get bogged down in the minutia of dealing with all of the merit badges, or look at the giant task of the Eagle Scout Project and all of the paperwork that is involved and just stopping.”
“In the end, my motivation came from those around me. I was motivated by those older than me to able to stand where they stood and receive the honor that they received. I was also motivated by those younger than me, who made me want to keep going. I wanted to show them that they all have the ability to do what they set their mind to.”
Congratulations to George Boyadjian on earning his Eagle Scout!