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.

Miles Goodman, age 14, is an 8th grader at Bernard Campbell Middle School where he participates in the Cross Country Team, Track Team, Jazz Band, Scholar Bowl Team, and is on the Principal’s Honor Roll. He was selected as third chair trumpet for the Kansas City Metro Middle School All-District Honor Band, and was selected to participate in the UMKC Midwest Honor Middle School Band. He is active in his youth group in the Lee’s Summit First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Miles has been involved in Scouting since joining Cub Scouts at the age of eight. He has earned 56 merit badges during his time as a Scout and after completing his Eagle project clearing an invasive species of honeysuckle from a trail at Charles Hartman Park, he successfully completed his Board of Review to become an Eagle Scout on November 26, 2019.

Merit Badges: Archaeology, Archery, Art, Astronomy, Aviation, Basketry, Camping, Chemistry, Chess, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Coin Collecting, Collections, Communication, Cooking, Crime Prevention, Dog Care, Drafting, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Exploration, Family Life, First Aid, Fish and Wildlife, Fishing, Forestry, Game Design, Geology, Golf, Horsemanship, Law, Leatherwork, Metalwork, Mining, Moviemaking, Oceanography, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Pets, Programming, Public Speaking, Pulp and Paper, Rifle Shooting, Robotics, Safety, Salesmanship, Scholarship, Sports, Sustainability, Swimming, Textile, Weather, Welding, Wilderness Survival