Wareham resident earns Eagle Scout rank

Dec 11, 2017

Wareham resident and Bishop Stang High School senior, Jeffry McDougal, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, an accomplishment that only approximately 4 percent of all Scouts earn.

Each candidate must plan and supervise an Eagle service project. This project demonstrates a Scout’s capacity and willingness to exert his leadership ability. Under McDougal’s leadership in October 2016, his troop completed the no-sew fleece blanket service project. When his Eagle project was finished he was able to deliver just under 50 blankets to My Brother’s Keeper in North Dartmouth. Those blankets were incorporated into Christmas gift baskets last year which were donated to needy families in the greater New Bedford area.

McDougal completed his board of review on May 22, 2017 and was presented with his Eagle Scout rank medal during his Eagle Court of Honor on Dec. 3. McDougal presented his Boy Scouts of America mentor pin to Daniel Dias, who has been a positive role model in Jeffry’s life. At Bishop Stang, Dias has been McDougal’s guidance counselor, teacher and football coach the past four years.

“Earning the rank of Eagle Scout requires dedication, sacrifice, hard work, and determination, all of these qualities which you have in spades,” said Dias.