Hoban sophomore attains Eagle Scout rank
BATH — Alexander Balogh, son of Charles and Carolyn Balogh, of Bath, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Candidates for Eagle Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges — Alex has 42 — show strong leadership skills and organize a significant service project that benefits the community.
Alex managed a project to redesign, construct and install the field conditions sign for the Bath Community Activity Center entrance.
Alex has been active in Scouting for 10 years, having started in first grade in Cub Scouts in Pack 3385 as a Tiger Cub. He has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 385 since 2001 and has participated in many Scouting activities, including high adventure trips at Philmont Scout Ranch, winter Klondikes, Camporees, Camporalls, backpacking, canoeing, skiing, parades and campouts at Manatoc Scout Reservation in Peninsula.
Alex also has attended Scouts in Government, National Junior Leader Training and is a member of the Order of Arrow. He has been OA Representative and Senior Patrol Leader, attaining the distinction of Old Portage District Senior Patrol Leader of the Year in 2005. Recently, Alex was chosen to represent the Boy Scouts of America Great Trail Council to give the invocation at the 2007 Northwest Summit County’s 16th Annual Rotary Spring Gala.
Alex is a sophomore at Archbishop Hoban High School and was chosen to be the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership representative. He is active in Mock Trial, was co-winner of The University of Akron Bridge Building Contest 2007 (in aesthetics) and co-founder of the Archbishop Hoban Ultimate Frisbee Club.
Alexander also donated 12 inches of his hair for Wigs for Kids in 2005, has helped Habitat for Humanity and for two years organized the Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army for The Bath United Church of Christ.
Alex’s Scoutmaster is James Bickett, his Eagle Scout counselor was Paul Tople, and the project adviser was Michael Rorar, parks administrator for Bath Township.
Howard Herindine, from Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, contributed routing expertise.