Bean works for Eagle Scout rank with help from Blurred Opinion’s next show

Bean works for Eagle Scout rank with help from Blurred Opinion’s next show

Amanda Balon, Staff Writer

  On Sat. March, 2 Blurred Opinions will be having another show at Ireland’s Pub. The show will start at 8:30, but they are expecting a big turnout, so if audience members want to catch a table, they may want to come a little earlier.

  This will not be like one of their normal shows because at this particular show, drummer, Eric Bean, ‘20 will be raising money for his Eagle Scout Project. There will be raffle ticket sales going on for people to purchase and bet on any of the many baskets full of exciting prizes. Not only will the profits of the raffle go toward Bean’s project, but they will also be donating half of the tips they they earn at the end of the night to the project also.

  Nathaniel Wittenberg, ‘20 plays bass for the band and has always been good friends with Bean.

  He mentioned, “I think I can speak for the whole band when I say that we are all very proud of Eric, and have seen him grow through his journey of being apart of Boy Scouts.”

  Bean’s Eagle Scout Project is something he really thinks his community could benefit from. He has decided to build two benches and two hanging flower basket posts for his church. He believes that with this addition to his church, he will be helping beautify a place he cherishes.

  Bean has been in Boy Scouts since he was 11 years old. Throughout those six years, he has been working towards the Eagle rank and earning badges through hard work and dedication. Right now, he is in Troop 273 out of Harper Woods and is in the Life Scout rank.

  Bean expressed, “Becoming an Eagle Scout has always been a goal of mine. Only 3% of scouts across America receive the award and it looks very prestigious on college and job applications.”

  To become an Eagle Scout, you have to earn all of the requirements for all of the previous ranks: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star Scout, and Life Scout. Then, you have to complete the requirements for Eagle Scout, which involves earning 21 merit badges and conducting a service project all by yourself.

  Bean stated, “I’m hoping my project will go well. It is going to take a lot of hard work and devotion, but in the end it will all be worth it.”