Jeanite Eagle Scout

The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest and most prestigious achievement a Scout can achieve. Highly respected, the title of Eagle Scout carries with it special significance not only in Scouting but also in school, business, and the community. To attain the Eagle rank, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, fulfill leadership roles, and display outdoor skills, demonstrate by example the Scout Oath and Law, and complete a comprehensive service project in the community.

Junior Liliane Leclercq recently completed her Eagle Scout Service Project benefitting the Randall's Island Park Alliance. The Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that Randall's Island parklands are developed and maintained for the benefit of visitors of every species: people, birds, mammals, insects, etc. Liliane's project focused on contributing to the biodiversity of the island's freshwater wetland area to support the natural habitat of the insects and wildlife who call the area home. Liliane gathered a team of 26 volunteers to assist her in building six tree swallow nesting boxes and repairing two bee hotels. The group planted 120 native freshwater wetland trees and shrubs. Plants, insects, and birds will work together to create a thriving habitat to support the natural ecosystem of the freshwater wetlands on Randall's Island.

Liliane anticipates having her paperwork completed by June in order to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. She will be the first female in her troop to do so. She has already earned more than double the required number of merit badges with almost 50 to her credit. Her goal is to earn all 142 during her scouting career.

On May 7, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they will rebrand to Scouting America, reflecting the organization’s ongoing commitment to welcome every youth and family in America to experience the benefits of Scouting. The change will go into effect on February 8, 2025.