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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.

Mark Bernstein October 09, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Congrats to you and your family. That is a huge accomplishment.
Barnegat Historical Society October 09, 2012 at 01:50 PM
The Barnegat Historical Society is proud of Christopher Brower’s achievements. The society was thrilled when Chris presented the concept for the self-guided walking tour as his Eagle Scout project and requested our sponsorship. The creation of the tour was no small accomplishment as it required months of research, planning and hands-on labor. However, the society knew Chris was up to the task as he has been an active member of our society since he was a child. Through the years he has been a helpful volunteer at village clean-up projects and assisting at our annual flea markets, quilt show and various other projects. The walking tour is a delightful trip through Barnegat history. A downloadable version of the Chris’ wonderfully crafted walking tour is available on our website – barnegathistoricalsociety.com. Congratulations to Chris and his parents, Sandy and Gary Brower!
Cindy Janowiak October 09, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Congratulations to Chris Brower in reaching the level of Eagle Scout! I’ve known Chris through his wonderful parents, Sandy and Gary Brower, since he was a child. He’s an exceptional young man and most deserving of this honor.
Jerry Harper October 09, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Great job Christopher! Look forward to seeing the tour brochure. Your dad must be very proud of you.
Rick October 09, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Congradulations to Chris on a job well done.
Realtor Alex Bolen October 09, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Bravo Chris! Great Job! You made your parents, sister, and Home Town very very proud! Alex Bolen
Jenny Novak October 09, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Congratulations Chris & to your family too. As the mother of one Eagle Scout & another Scout on the way to Eagle, I know how much hard work it is. Going to MATES and working on your Eagle at the same time is alot of work. Good luck in your future; see you at the ceremony. Jenny Novak, Parent Troop 26
Leroy Souveroff October 09, 2012 at 09:31 PM
The Boy Scouts are a homophobic, atheistophobic organization. They are not something someone should be proud of belonging to. The Boys and Girls Club of America is an organization that better prepares young people for real life.
Dee Lynch October 09, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Christopher, I am so proud of your and l can honestly say that I always knew you would achieve Eagle. You will make your mark in this world, make a différence and be the change. Good luck to you always.
Ruth E Gray October 10, 2012 at 09:32 AM
Hi Chris, I was very happy to learn that you achieved your goal of becoming an Eagle Scout. Congratulations to you and your family. Ruth Gray/Roskey
Leroy Souveroff October 10, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Apparently my previous post was removed because some people did not like me calling attention to the fact that the Boy Scouts discriminate against homosexuals and atheists. They should get no tax money, special benefits or government awards until they change this policy.
Rick October 11, 2012 at 01:38 PM
The Boy Scouts do not get any tax money, special benefits or government awards now. Never have, never will.
Rick October 11, 2012 at 01:45 PM
By the way, it was so nice of you to interject a dark cloud into an article about a young man who is being recognized for a job well done.
Leroy Souveroff October 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM
The Casino Control Commission which uses parking surcharges on Casino Parking donated thousands of dollars to the Boy Scouts. They clearly have a religious agenda yet refuse to register as a religion.
Leroy Souveroff October 12, 2012 at 12:58 AM
This might interest some of you supporters of the Boy Scouts : http://www.thehumanist.org/humanist/articles/bsa.html
Leroy Souveroff October 12, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Would all you people so enthusiatic about the Boy Scouts be so supportive of an organization that excludes Blacks and Catholics ? But Gays and atheists are fine to discriminate against ?
Rick October 12, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Gosh Leroy, You just can't acknowledge that this young man did an outstanding project.
Leroy Souveroff October 12, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Rick, I am not belittling the young man's project. I am calling attention to the fact that the organization he belongs to is not the great thing many people accept it to be. Would you be as quick to applaude what he had done if it was in association to the KKK and they had given an award ?
Rick October 14, 2012 at 06:43 AM
I haven't seen you say anything positive about his project. If you have a problem with the Boy Scouts, this ISN'T the place to post about it. Start a separate blog about your issues, but don't demean this young man's efforts with your hatred.

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