Goffstown - 10 November 2013: Who said exercise is good for you? Not just Nik Raven, and he knows all about what it takes to stay physically fit. Nik joined the Cub Scouts in 2002 and entered the Boy Scouts in 2007. Nik has his sights set on a fellowship of men to combine his skills personally and the needs of others; to lead as an "example". Entering the fellowship of the National Eagle Scout Association is on his mind. The National Eagle Scout Association is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank and Nik is in the process of making this goal come into being.
Nik began Cub Scouts in the year 2002 and made his way to become a Boy Scout in the 2007 year. While on his scouting path, he was elected by his peers into the Order of the Arrow (OA), which is an honor society of scouting. The OA recognizes Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law within their daily lives, a very proud achievement by Nik. Nik also completed the National Youth Leadership Training program at Camp Bell in Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. This program comes with prerequisites, and requires the recommendation of the Scout Troop Leader, which Nik met with his badges and support from his Unit Leader. None of these set requirements are easy to attain.
While Nik was the Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 99 during 2011 and 2012, he began his journey to become an Eagle Scout, knowing what was ahead of him to accomplish this goal. He worked toward Scout Merits of 21 Badges and all that was left, not expressing simply, however, was to complete a project with the Community in mind. What was Nik going to do? After much consideration and an anticipated very positive outcome, Nik began his journey to help bring his Eagle Scout Badge to his uniform.
In 2012, Nik met with Rick Wilhelmi, Director of the Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department with a proposal of his. This proposal entailed building a physical fitness course at a location in town that everyone could utilize. Young and Elders would be able to use the course, said Nik ....read the full story, view still images and watch Nik's exclusive video presentation....