March 14, 2020

On Saturday, Mar. 7, Boy Scout Troop 1551 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor to recognize 10 new Eagle Scouts: Jason Kitchens, Samuel Aamodt, Miles Goodman, David Millward, Lincoln Hamaker, Brigham Essig, Isaac Chase, Michael Chase, Logen Bembrook and Jakob Bembrook.

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.

Jakob S. Benbrook enjoys reading books about fantasy and his favorite book series is “The Tapestry.” He is in choir and orchestra and has played the violin for about four years. His favorite part of Scouting are the camp outs, seeing new places and hiking. His Eagle Scout project was for Furry Kids Pet Rescue. He is currently 13 years old and in middle school.

Merit Badges: Art, Aviation, Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Crime Prevention, Digital Tech, Dog Care, Emergency Preparedness, Family Life, Fingerprinting, First Aid, Leatherwork, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Pottery, Pulp and Paper, Sustainability, Swimming, Textile, Traffic Safety