Family Tradition: George Pratt Becomes Eagle Scott

George Pratt of Troop 7 in South Pas is the latest member of his family to reach Eagle Scout. Courtesy of the Pratt family

George Pratt, a member of Troop 7 in South Pasadena, received his Eagle Scout Award on Sept. 28, his father and scoutmaster, F.J. Pratt, announced.

George joined Cub Scout Pack 516 in the second grade, becoming a member of Boy Scout Troop 7 in 2012. During the course of his scouting career, he earned a total of 31 merit badges. Only 21 are required for the rank of Eagle.

He held several leadership positions with the Troop: scribe, quartermaster and patrol leader. For his Eagle Scout Project, he led a group of scouts from his troop in building four 6-foot redwood benches for the South Pasadena Community Garden.

George comes from a scouting family. His older brother, Owen, earned Eagle in 2017. His father, F.J., is also an Eagle Scout, and currently the Scoutmaster of Troop 7. His grandfather, Fred Pratt, was a dedicated BSA Council Member in San Francisco for over 25 years, culminating in earning the highest adult volunteer award, the Silver Beaver.

One of the highlights of George’s scouting career was a high-adventure backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico. This trip entailed many preparatory months of rigorous training. 

George said he wished to give special thanks to Chris Olsen, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 7 and George’s Uncle, Rick Bartlett, for mentoring him through his Eagle Project.