Eagle Scout Takes Flight at Court of Honor

By ERIC ENGLUND | May 01, 2019

Barnegat — At a recent Court of Honor, Adam A. Bahooshian Jr. of Forked River received the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve by earning his Eagle badge.

A member of the Boy Scout Troop 26 in Barnegat Township, Bahooshian earned the honor by demonstrating his leadership ability by completing a project to benefit his community. He set his sights on building six bat houses and hung them at Lake Barnegat and Deer Head Lake in Forked River to help combat mosquito issues in the area.

After joining Troop 26 in 2014, Bahooshian’s scouting experiences took off. He has demonstrated leadership ability in the troop by being a patrol leader, troop historian, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader.

He has attended several summer camps including the local Joseph A. Citta Boy Scout Camp in Waretown, and others in North Jersey, New York, Delaware and Connecticut. He has performed 83 hours of service in the community with the troop. He has hiked at least 44 miles. Adam has 98 nights of camping. Besides the usual Totin’ Chip and Fireman Chip cards, Adam has also earned the Cyber Chip Award.

The Lacey Township High School student has also attended National Youth Leadership Training, which has taught him important leadership skills. Adam was also selected to attend a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp in July 2018.

His father, Adam Bahooshian Sr., has also been an assistant scout leader for the troop. The new Eagle thanked his parents and friends who all helped make his community project possible. The younger Bahooshian also recognized 84 Lumber, Bob’s Square Deal and The Home Depot for donations to his project.

For the future, he hopes to earn an associate’s degree in science and to go into the marine biology field.  —E.E.

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