Barnegat Resident Achieves Eagle Scout Honor
Christopher K. Brower designed a walking tour of Barnegat for his project.
At a special Eagle Court of Honor to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, Christopher K. Brower, of Barnegat, will earn the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve, that of Eagle Scout.
To earn this honor, Brower had to demonstrate his leadership ability by completing a project to benefit his community, which was a walking tour of Barnegat that highlights historic buildings of downtown Barnegat and other Boy Scouts’ Eagle Projects. Parts of the walk include the Barnegat Historical Society’s Museum and Village, and the Barnegat Rail Trail.
The project included planning the tour route, obtaining permission from town authorities and building owners to place signs, soliciting donations of materials and money, creating and placing signs with assistance from Troop 26 members, compiling information and creating a brochure for the tour, and obtaining sponsorship of the project from the Barnegat Historical Society.
Brower has camped with his troop at summer camps up and down the East Coast. He has participated in Scouting for Food and has assisted in a number of other Eagle Scout projects. He received recognition for his participation in evacuation efforts during Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Presently a freshman at Monmouth University, Brower currently has a part-time position in Monmouth University’s English Department. His future plans include obtaining a master’s degree in History with an emphasis on studying World War II. His ultimate goal is to become a museum curator, researcher, and writer of history.
During his high school days, he attended The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science, where he received a number of awards, including recognition for four years of participation in Project Terrapin at the school. He also received the School Counts Gold Award from the NJ Chamber of Commerce. He also received recognition from the Mariner’s Lodge #150 in Barnegat for his community service.
His hobbies include Miniature War gaming and reading about World War II.