Brett Garbrick named Eagle Scout

Scout Brett Garbrick, son of John Garbrick Jr. and Angie and Rob Beiter, attained Eagle Scout honor in February and his Court of Honor was held April 25.

He is a resident of South Williamsport and member of St. John’s Newberry United Methodist Church. He has been active in the Scouting program since age 11.

Garbrick’s trail to Eagle Scout started with the Tenderfoot rank earned in 2009 and four months later, Second Class. In 2010, he earned both First Class and Star ranks and in 2012 he received the rank of Life. Garbrick worked on and earned 22 merit badges during his years with the Troop, with his favorite badge being climbing. He also enjoyed assisting at the Challenge Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) course at camp.

He has participated in many activities in both the Troop and Pack, including spending a week on the Gettysburg battlefield with his brothers Dylan and Hayden, who were members of Pack 14.

He has attended many summers of resident camp at Camp K and was a part of the Troop high adventure trip to Florida Sea Base.

Being an active member at church, Garbrick earned the religious award God and Life with the Rev. Kraig Faust as his religious emblem coordinator. He participated in many youth group activities including mission trips, service projects and youth lead services. He also was a part of the bell choir.

Garbrick chose Horses of Hope to be the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout project.

Inspired by the story of how this type of animal interaction therapy assisted people, he built two handicap accessible picnic tables so families of those participating in therapy would have a safe place to sit. He also completed a portion of fencing with assistance from local businesses. His fellow Scouts from the Troop and family provided the labor.

Garbrick plans to attend Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, and pursue a degree in pre-physical therapy. His goal is to complete the degrees necessary to become a physical therapist.

Garbrick is the 120th Eagle Scout in a long tradition of Eagle Scouts at Troop 14.