Eagle Scouts Elliot Carlson and Quinton Hite were honored in a Court of Honor Ceremony at the United Methodist Church in Grant on Sunday, April 7.
Each young man met all of the requirements worthy of the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America, and earned each of the badges necessary to reach this level. The young men have been working toward the goal of Eagle Scout since they became Boy Scouts in 2007.
Some of the basic requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout include many hours of wilderness camping using basic survival skills; community service, leadership, physical health and fitness, first aid, personal finance, citizenship, patriotism, environmental science, communication, emergency preparedness and family life.
Each young man culminated his Eagle Scout requirements by planning, financing, organizing, leading and executing a project which would benefit his community.
Carlson and Hite were approved by Troop 160, and The Buffalo Bill District, Overland Trails Council as worthy recipients of the Eagle Scout Honor earlier this year.
During the April 7 ceremony, Jon Forney served as the Master of Ceremonies. Pastor Nora Mendyk gave the blessing. Special music, “Stars and Stripes” was shared by Dave Mendyk. Bob Hobbs, grandfather of Elliot, offered a special message “The Difference Between a Dream and a Goal, is a Plan,” and presented the young men with American Flags which were flown over the Nation’s Capital.
Troop 160 Boy Scouts and leaders in attendance assisted in the ceremony.