Now that Foodstock is over, 17-year-old Jeremy Reynolds has to get four more merit badges before his 18th birthday to become an Eagle Scout.
And the results of his benefit concert, which charged attendees a bag of nonperishables instead of a cover charge on Aug. 5, are in. Foodstock brought in 936 pounds of canned food and raised $200 in cash for St. Mary’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
“I still have to fill out my Eagle Scout binder and earn four more merit badges, and then I will have Eagle,” Reynolds said Monday. “I have until my birthday, Nov. 5, to get them all completed.”
Reynolds said he had some inquiries about making Foodstock an annual event, but wants to make sure he fulfills his Eagle Scout requirements first.
Even if the Winters Mill High School student doesn’t continue event planning, he said this experience has taught him a lot.
“The biggest thing I have learned is definitely confidence in talking to people I don’t know,” he said, “as well as project management skills that can be applied to any job I want to pursue in the future.”