Eagle Scout Awardee: Brady Dilworth


It’s important for any high school student to have an extracurricular to fall back for not only college applications, but also a way to develop interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and talents. Among many of these extracurriculars is the Boy Scouts program, which many of our Knights-in all grades-are involved in; including Brady Dilworth, a sophomore at our school. Brady recently earned the distinguished Eagle Scout award, the highest-ranking award in the program earned when a scout demonstrates “commitment to making his community a better place”, according to the National Eagle Scout Association, or in Brady’s case, spending over 200 hours renovating the batting cage at Willis Jr. High. Today, we’ll be discussing his experience as a scout and how he balances his school and extracurricular lives.

Brady is a member of the Class of 2025 and enjoys competing in sports such as football, baseball, and wrestling in his free time, as well as spending time with his family and his friends. Brady has been a Boy Scout for over ten years, and was compelled to join the program by the idea of getting to spend an extra hour hanging out with his friends and doing outdoor activities every week. “I have learned a lot from being in the Boy Scout community, such as various leadership and outdoor survival skills,” Brady comments.

A piece of advice that he would give to someone who is interested in earning the Eagle Scout rank, is that “the most important thing about Scouting is to have fun. You don’t need to rush through everything just to finish certain requirements.” Brady also encourages scouts to be willing to step out of their comfort zone and take on leadership roles.

Taking a walk through memory lane, Brady recalls a few memorable moments that he would like to share to motivate potential scouts such as backpacking in the Grand Canyon, spending the night on the U.S.S. Midway, and traveling to a variety of summer camps in Massachusetts, Colorado, and Washington.

Brady is a remarkable example of how it’s important to “trust the process”. While he was able to accomplish an incredible goal and achievement at a young age, he also had years of experience behind him that made him more than qualified for the Eagle Scout award. Similarly, there are a variety of extracurriculars that can be joined, but it’s always important to commit to at least one activity in order to learn, adapt, and grow as an individual-even if it can take a very long time to see said growth. Congratulations to Brady, again, and as always, remember to strive for the impossible and be extraordinary!