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Brenden Groess a new Eagle Scout

By From page A1 | July 12, 2017

Brenden Groess recently became an Eagle Scout. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge High School sophomore Brenden Groess recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank a Boy Scout may earn.

The 15-year-old joined Cub Scouts in second grade. He was then a Webelo and by sixth grade Brenden became a Boy Scout in Troop 645.

For his Eagle Scout Project Brenden worked with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District to install 200 feet of split-rail fencing along El Dorado Hills Boulevard. The fence separates a pedestrian path from the archery range.

Brenden has earned 28 merit badges as a Boy Scout. His Board of Review was on June 21.

He said of all his Scouting memories he has most enjoyed camping and backpacking with his troop, including two “50-milers and hope(s) to add more.”

Brenden continues to participate in patrol and troop activities and said he “hope(s) to motivate and inspire younger Scouts during their Scouting career.”

Brenden thanked his father, Armin Groess, and brother, Brycen Groess, for their encouragement. Both Armin and Brycen are Eagle Scouts as well. “I would also like to thank Bill Willman for his guidance and for always being there for me,” Brenden added. “And the boys in my patrol, who have made Scouting a fun place to be.”

Julie Samrick

Discussion | 1 comment

  • Greg JonesJuly 12, 2017 - 10:14 am

    Way to go, Brenden!

    Reply

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