Bean Farley-Allen becomes Eagle Scout

Junior Bean Farley-Allen is the first female in Westminster history to achieve the Eagle Scout ranking, which is the highest level of scouting one can attain. Around the world, there are over 31 million scouts from 33 different countries that have obtained various ranks, starting from basic scout all the way up to the Eagle position. 

“I have completed all of the previous BSA requirements, gone through the six previous ranks, and I have completed my Eagle service project,” said Farley-Allen.

Her final service project was to work with Odyssey Atlanta and donate books to children. Farley-Allen built book drop stations around schools that Odyssey kids attend. Due to COVID-19, those kids could not come into libraries to get books, so the book drop stations served as mini book dispensers. Overall, Farley-Allen collected over 1000 books. The children that she helped were thankful for the amount of dedication she poured into this service project. 

“It took me about two and a half years,” said Farley-Allen. “I actually did it pretty quickly; most people do it from 11 years old to around 16 to 18 years old.”

Farley-Allen started her Eagle Scout endeavor in February 2019 and finished in August 2021.

Scouting is all about developing confidence and self-esteem, learning vital life and leadership skills, establishing a team, going on outdoor adventures, and learning new things. It has shaped Farley-Allen into a leader, from serving the community to leading a group of fellow scouts. Scouting fulfills its goal of helping young people develop physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually via service. Not only is it difficult to achieve such a coveted award, but being the first female in Westminster history to do so makes it even more impressive. When seeing her around campus, make sure to congratulate Bean Farley-Allen on this huge accomplishment.