Boy Scouts of America National Aviation Scholarship Awarded to Local Scout Explorer

Bella Groh, Exploring Post 78
Recipient of a 2021 National Aviation Scholarship

CINCINNATI, OH – August 4, 2021 – On August 4, 2021, Bella Groh, of Demossville, Kentucky, was awarded a $5,000 National Aviation Exploring Scholarship Award by the Boy Scouts of America’s National Aviation Exploring Committee. She started Scouting several years ago when she heard about the program through the Young Eagles Program. Bella began attending meetings of Dan Beard Council’s Aviation Exploring Post 78, chartered by Sporty’s Aviation, where she was able to examine her interests with a wide variety of guest speakers who are professionals in their field. These speakers and her leaders have made an impact on Bella, who recently started at Purdue University as a freshman studying Astronautical Engineering. Aviation Exploring gave Bella a chance to connect with a broad spectrum of people from a variety of backgrounds.

Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 10 – 20. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. They get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. The students develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in selected career fields, and they get to know other youth with the same interests and aspirations. Exploring is the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environment.

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Aviation Exploring Committee awards individual scholarships between $5,000 and $10,000 annually. These scholarships are awarded to recognize excellence in the field of aviation. The sponsors that provide the scholarships are committed to aviation’s future leadership. An Explorer that applies needs to show that they can successfully complete the aviation career educational activity for which they are requesting the scholarship and show their involvement in life skills, citizenship, leadership and character education experiences that add to the quality of life.

The Dan Beard Council covers five Ohio counties (Butler, Warren, Hamilton, Clermont and Brown) and seven Kentucky counties (Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Owen, Grant and Pendleton). Serving on average over 20,000 youth and families, the Dan Beard Council provides a program of character development, citizenship training and personal fitness to youth from ages 5 through 21.


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