On Sunday, October 8, 2017 Boy Scout Troop 220 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognize ten new Eagle Scouts: J.T. Truman, Brock Lane, Eli Mendenhall, Ryan McCain, Austin Harrell, Jackson Studer, Jacob Harris, Ben Boyle, Parker Mendenahll and Jonathan Marszalek.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouts. It is quite an accomplishment considering that the Boy Scouts of America reports that only about 7% of young men who enter the Scouting program attain Eagle.
To attain the Eagle Scout rank a Scout must work his way through the first five ranks by learning skills such as camping, first aid, and personal fitness. He must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, provide leadership to his troop, and plan and execute a community service project.
Ryan is the son of Shelley McCain. He is 15 and a freshman at Lee’s Summit North High School. Ryan plays soccer, participates in Men’s Choir and Silver Cantoria in high school. His extra curricular activities also include playing Soccer for FCKC Competitive Soccer Club and refereeing for Heartland Soccer League.
Ryan is a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and a Brave in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, known as Spiritual Whitefooted Eagle. His high adventure
trips include Philmont in Cimmaron, NM and Okpik in Ely, MN.
For his Eagle Scout project he painted pillars inside his school and planted two berms with trees and bushes outside of the school. Ryan plans on attending school and focusing on Engineering and Physics.