Pictured L to R: Ken Boydstun, Troop 51 ASM and Iron Horse District Advancement Representative, James David Grandfield, Troop 22’s New Scoutmaster, Conner Speaker, Eagle Scout, Alex Balboa, former Scoutmaster and new Troop Committee Chair, and Eagle Board interviewers Sherri Grandfield, Sabrina Havron, and ASM Heather Vancil, not pictured.
15 year old Conner is a Sophomore at Heritage High School. He has been involved in Scouting for over 6 years, first as a Cub Scout, achieving its highest honor; The Arrow of Light.
He has been a Boy Scout for over 3 years, and has also earned his religious knot/medal. Conner is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of Scouting. He has also earned the following awards:
World Conservation Award
National Outdoor Achievement Award
Attended both Council Oak Leaf Training and
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
Messenger of Peace Award
The Recruiter Strip
The Founders Bar
and 6-Year Service Star
Conner is Troop 22’s very first Eagle Scout. He transferred from Troop 298 as a First Class Scout, and earned his last three ranks over the course of 28 months. While with Troop 22, he has served as as a Troop Guide, Troop Quartermaster, and most recently as the Senior Patrol Leader. He now serves as the Vice President of Venture Crew 178.
To date, Conner has recorded well over 81 nights of camping, over 75 hours of community service, (not including his Eagle Project,) hiked over 46 miles, cycled over 52 miles, and paddled over 5 miles.
For his Eagle Project, Conner distributed information packets to over 300 of his neighbors, detailing conservation facts, figures, and opportunities in order to save natural resources, water, electricity, and even his community money.
Congratulations from American Legion, Peter J Courcy Post 178!