Local teen earns Eagle Scout rank

AJ Prohaska, a senior at Columbus North High School and member of Boy Scouts Troop 559, earned on Oct. 22 the rank of Eagle Scout — the highest honor given by Boys Scouts of America.

Among his accomplishments to receive the Eagle Scout rank, Prohaska:

  • Earned 38 merit badges
  • Camped 178 nights
  • Hiked 248 miles
  • Cycled 136 miles
  • Paddled 84 miles
  • Performed 142 hours of community service

He also attended the Northern Tier High Adventure Camp in 2016, Sea Base in 2015, OKPIK Winter Camping in 2014, the National Scout Jamboree in 2013 and Philmont in 2013.

During his time as a Scout, Prohaska earned the 50-Miler Award, Arrow of Light, the BSA Emergency Preparedness Award, the National Outdoor Award and was selected as a member of the Order of the Arrow Honor Society.