Isaiah Lind, son of Jay and Cortni Lind, was recently awarded Boy Scoutís highest rank, Eagle Scout, by Troop 1098 in Raytown. Lind is a Senior at Summit Christian Academy.
In order to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout must first complete years of work and countless projects. To earn the Eagle rank, the Scout must demonstrate leadership by planning and completing a major project aimed at benefiting others. Isaiah designed a project that would benefit the SCA athletic department.
"It is exciting to see one of our students recognize and desire to fill a need at SCA," said SCA Athletic Director Jake Kates.
Isaiahís Eagle project was to pour a discus and shot put ring near the soccer/football field. He consulted with Eagle Scout and current SCA Board Advisor Brian Merrell on the placement of the ring.
"The discus and shot put ring is great for our track and field students," said Kates.
"I was motivated to make this my project because I have always been a thrower," Lind said. "I always drew chalk circles in the parking lot at school and that was my makeshift throwing ring. I never had the proper throwing ring to practice on which really hurt me when it came to competing."
Lind has been in Scouts for 10 years, starting with Cub Scout Pack 1098 and continuing up through the ranks in Boy Scout Troop 1098.
He is Firebuilder Jumping Calm Water in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, an honor camping program at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation in Osceola, MO. He is following in the footsteps of his older brother Caleb Lind who is also an Eagle Scout and is Firebuilder Running Calm Water in the Tribe.