Eagle Scout | Spotlight

Eagle Scout Spotlight is a weekly blog post highlighting individuals who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagles are given a set of prepared questions in writing and they respond to them as they see fit.  Responses may be edited for spelling mistakes, but they are the words and thoughts of each Eagle Scout.

You will find the question asked in bold and the Eagle Scout’s response immediately below.

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Spotlight: Kathryn Block

Eagle Scout Kathryn Block

This week’s Eagle Scout Spotlight is with Inaugural Female Eagle Scout Kathryn Block. Kathryn earned her Eagle at the age of 12 from troop 514 of Discovery Bay. A passion for horses naturally leads to her favorite merit badge being Horsemanship. Kathryn is also joined in the Eagle’s nest by her brother.

[Being an Eagle Scout] means that now I am expected to be able to keep helping people.

Kathryn Block

Are there other Scouting or Non-Scouting awards or recognitions you would like to mention?

  • Order of the Arrow
  • Arrow of Light
  • Delegate to the State (California)

Tell us a little bit about you…

Where do you reside? Discovery Bay California
Are you still active in Scouts? Yes.
Are other members of your family involved in scouting, are any of them Eagle Scouts?
Yes, my brother is an Eagle Scout.
Where do/did you attend school or plan to attend?
I go to Excelsier Middle School.

When and where do you earn your Eagle Scout?

How old were you? 12
What unit, city, council did you earn your Eagle in?
Troop 514, Golden Gate Area Council, Discovery Bay

What did you do for your Eagle Project?

A Canned food drive for the White Pony Express.

Eagle Fact
The White Pony Express’s mission is “to help eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need – with love.” Learn more about the White Pony Express on their website whiteponyexpress.org.

Did you have a favorite merit badge(s)? Did any merit badges(s) lead to a hobby or profession?

Horsemanship Merit Badge. I ride horses every week.

What does being an Eagle Scout mean to you?  What does it mean to be a part of the Inaugural class of Female Eagle Scouts?

It means that now I am expected to be able to keep helping people.

What is the greatest personal asset you developed while earning your Eagle Scout or from being an Eagle in the greater community? How has this asset contributed towards personal fulfillment and success in your professional or personal life?

I have learned to focus more. I thad happened me with sim and school.

If you could add a thirteenth point to the scout law, what would it be?

I think flexible is a good one to add because a scout has to be flexible and change there schedule.

Eagle Service Project Map

Have you completed an Eagle Service Project in the GGAC or one of it’s legacy councils?

Eagle Service Project Map

Coming Soon: Eagle Mentoring Panels

GGAC NESA Committee will host one-hour virtual panel / mentoring discussions to connect new Eagle Scouts, and Star and Life scouts, with industry leaders and older Eagle Scouts. Stay tuned for me details.

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