Maverick Philbrick age 17, of Richmond Hill has recently earned The Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement, the Eagle Scout Award.


RICHMOND HILL, GA (June 6, 2023) —

Philbrick was recognized with a Proclamation by Mayor Carpenter today and an official
Eagle Court of Honor was held April 30 at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church. A member
of the Coastal Georgia Area Council, Troop 486, Philbrick is one of only approximately
six percent of all Scouts who attain the Eagle rank.
Each candidate must earn 22 merit badges and successfully complete a community,
church or civic service project to earn his Eagle rank; For his Eagle project, Philbrick led
a group of Troop 486 volunteers who built a walkway and firepit at Fort McAllister State
Park. The project is located adjacent to the group shelter and overlooks a beautiful
marsh landscape.

The project at Fort McAllister was formulated through initial discussions with Ranger
Scott Smith. Smith had shared that the group shelter was such a beautiful venue for
families to celebrate special occasions and would be an ideal setting for a firepit.
Philbrick took this vision and made it a reality by formulating a plan to build both a firepit
and walkway leading from the group shelter. He organized the fundraising, purchased
the materials and managed the entire work crew through completion.
"I have had so many fun. memories growing up at Fort McAllister though campouts,
school field trips and family hikes," said Philbrick. "It means so much that I was able to
complete my Eagle Scout project here and be part of future family memories for years
to come."
For starters, Maverick's home Troop 486 has already booked the group shelter and
campsite for their Annual December Winter Muster flag burning ceremony and campout.
About Coastal Georgia Area Council
The Coastal Georgia Council was chartered on March 1, 2014, with the merger of the
former Coastal Empire (Savannah) and Okefenokee (Waycross) Councils but has
served Southeast Georgia since Boy Scouting’s inception in 1910. Today more than
5,000 youth and families are served annually in 22 counties including Appling, Bacon,
Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Evans,
Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware,
and Wayne.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character
development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be
“Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 1 million
youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 460,000 volunteers in
local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on
the Boy Scouts of America, please visit

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