Bradley Eschmann ’24 Earns Eagle Scout

Posted June 5, 2024 / Last updated June 7, 2024

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Bradley Eschmann 24, the son of David and Vicky Eschmann and an alumnus of St. Rita school, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in May 2024. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts BSA aims to develop leaders who cultivate a love of service through community volunteering, aligning closely with Jesuit’s cultivation of servant leadership as it forms Blue Jays into men for others.

To achieve the Eagle Scout rank, scouts must accumulate at least 21 merit badges in citizenship, family, personal responsibility, preparedness, physical fitness, and outdoor skills. Additionally they must plan, develop, and lead a service project—the Eagle Service Project—that demonstrates both leadership and a commitment to duty. After all requirements are fulfilled, scouts undergo it with a lengthy review process.

Eschmann achieved his rank after earning 26 badges. For his Eagle Service Project, Eschmann designed, organized, and led the construction of an athletic equipment storage shed at St. Rita School in Harahan. At Jesuit, he was a member of the Blue Jay Band, serving as trumpet section leader, and he participated in MJROTC as the MJROTC band drum major. Additionally, he has served as an altar server for St. Rita since 2016. Eschmann will attend the University of Louisiana Lafayette to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.