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.

Lincoln Hamaker is an 8th grader at BCMS and enjoys a variety of activities and sports including baseball and basketball. He also enjoys participating on the BCMS Scholar Bowl team, playing chess, singing in the choir, playing violin in the orchestra and serving others. He earned his Eagle rank by organizing a community blood drive for his service project. He is a model student at school and Christian young man at home and in the community.

Merit Badges: Archaeology, Camping, Chess, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Family Life, First Aid, Fishing, Game Design, Horsemanship, Medicine, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Scholarship, Sports, Sustainability, Swimming