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: Piper Dolnick


This week’s Eagle Scout Spotlight is with Inaugural Female Eagle Scout Piper Dolnick. Piper earned her Eagle with Troop 514G of Discovery Bay. Now a resident of Washington State, she has plans to study Genetic Biology. Today, Piper continues as an active member of Scouts BSA and the Order of the Arrow.

Don’t quit on Scouts BSA after you get your Eagle, there is so much more you can do after becoming an Eagle Scout.

Piper Dolnick

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

I am a member of the Order of the Arrow.

Tell us a little bit about you…

I live in Gig Harbor, Washington. I attend Liberty High School in California online, and in the future, I plan to study genetic biology. I am still active in scouts and my older brother is an Eagle Scout.

When and where do you earn your Eagle Scout?

I was 15 when I earned my Eagle, and I was a member of Troop 514g in Discovery Bay, Mount Diablo Silverado Council.

What did you do for your Eagle Project?

For my Eagle Project, I organized the theatre dressing rooms at the Middle School I used to attend.

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

My favorite merit badge was welding because I got to do it with my brother and his friend and I got to do something a lot of people can’t do.

Eagle Fact
The Welding merit badge was first introduced introduced in 2012.

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?

Being an Eagle Scout is really special because I had always wanted to do something similar to my brother and I was really inspired by him. Because I have my Eagle rank I can work more on volunteering and helping out others. Being part of the Inaugural class of Female Eagle Scouts is also really special because it shows that we as girls can do as much as boys can.

Do you have any advice for your fellow Eagles, or for those working towards becoming an Eagle? Or is there common advice that you think should be ignored?

Don’t quit on Scouts BSA after you get your Eagle, there is so much more you can do after becoming an Eagle Scout.

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

Supportive. This can be used in supporting friends and supporting others by volunteering.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the readers?

When in scouts, try not to rush things. I know it may seem like you need to rush to get your Eagle Scout Rank, but you shouldn’t be focused on becoming one. Yes, while working towards becoming an Eagle is an amazing journey, and the time after is really fun, I think it is important to focus on having fun, trying out new experiences, and overall enjoying the full scouting experience. 

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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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