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Brady Karas '23 earns Scouting's highest rank: Eagle Scout
Keith McShea

Brady Karas ’23 – Eagle Scout.

Karas was honored last month after achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest and most prestigious achievement a Scout can attain. It is a title of special significance not only in Scouting, but in education, business and the community.

Karas, a member of Troop 554 now in his freshman year at Canisius University, was honored at two Scouting ceremonies last month.

To attain the Eagle rank, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, fulfill leadership roles and display outdoor skills, demonstrate by example the Scout Oath and Law, and complete a comprehensive service project in the community.

Karas’ Eagle service project took place at his family’s Epiphany United Church of Christ in Clarence Center, where he was baptized and confirmed and where he participates in youth group activities and projects and retreats.

For his project he took an overgrown garden area behind the garage on the church grounds and cleaned it, weed-whacked, cut the lawn, cut down trees, grinded stumps, tilled and leveled the soil and spread grass seed. He also took a picnic area and and laid weed cloth, covered it with pea gravel, weeded and planted some new shrubs and painted the picnic tables.

Karas led a group of family members, church members and fellow Scouts from Troop 554 as they removed and old swing set and painted a jungle gym.

Karas earned worldwide attention via social media in early 2023 through his lighting designs projected on his Lancaster home, notably his tribute to the Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin in the wake of Hamlin’s life-threatening injury.

Students and families interested in the academic, athletic and artistic excellence only found in a Jesuit education at Canisius can learn more at and at our Open House on Oct 15 or 16.

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