Meet DC’s Newest Eagle Scout
Dayton Christian senior Seth Withers celebrated his Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony on February 23 where he was recognized for achieving the Boys Scouts’ highest rank. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout involves a deep commitment to the Boy Scouts and their ideals. Among other requirements, Eagle Scouts must earn 21 merit badges, complete a service project, and undergo a board of review.
Withers completed his Eagle Scout project on the grounds of DCS. Shortly before school started in August of 2017, Withers and 18 members of Troup 103 refreshed the face of the main entrance of the school by pulling out the old landscaping and redesigning the space, adding new shrubs, trees, and flowers. His is the eighth Eagle project that has been completed on campus.
Withers said he appreciates the values and skills he learned during his years with the Boy Scouts.
“Of all the skills I learned in Scouts, cooking is my favorite,” he said. “But I learned a lot of life skills that will be helpful in the future. Organization is a key skill in the Scouts, for example, and I have to say working on my Eagle Project was the most organized I have ever had to be in my life.”
Withers was introduced to Scouting through his brother, Micah Withers (‘16), who also completed his service project on the DC campus when he planted trees around the playground.