On Sunday, September 20, 2015 Boy Scout Troop 42 held an Eagle
Scout Court of Honor to recognize four new Eagle Scouts: Perry Denman
Alewel, Kyle Brent Meyer, John Bailey Mullen and Lawrence Edward Reilly.
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.
Alewel, Meyer, Mullen and Reilly have joined an elite group that includes Gerald Ford, Neil Armstrong and Steven Spielberg.
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
Additionally on the way to Eagle, a Scout has other opportunities
for leadership and service. He can deepen his faith by earning his
religious award. He may be called to join the Tribe of Mic-O-Say honor
camping program or the Order of the Arrow national honor society.
All of this hard work preparing them to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Lawrence Edward Reilly started the trail to Eagle in 2008. As a member of Troop 42 he served as a Den Chief, Quartermaster, and Chaplain’s Aid.
Lawrence has worked to complete 33 merit badges. In addition he has completed the requirements for the Totin Chip, World Conservation Award, and the God and Country Award.
Lawrence as attended Scout Camp at the Bartle Scout Reservation for 7 years.
Lawrence’s Eagle Scout project consisted of refurbishing the islands of the Woods Chapel Community of Christ parking lot. His crew repainted the curbs, removing and replacing the trees and replacing the mulch with red river rock. In addition he directed the removal and replacement of the railroad ties by the meditation area, spread new mulch, and built two new metal frame benches for that area.
Lawrence graduated from Summit Christian Academy in May 2015 where he was President of Student Council, a member of International Thespian Society and Chaplain of Student Government. He will be attending the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, where he will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Education with an Emphasis on Social Studies.
Lawrence is active in the Student Ministry of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Summit Christian Academy, SPLAT Ministries, and New Apostolic Church of Raytown Youth. He has been a part of a mission trip to Denver, Colorado in 2015, where he held a vacation bible school for inner-city kids. He was also part of a mission trip to Arizona where he lived on a Navajo Indian Reservation for seven days, and helped them with their revival services.