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.