Troop 264 recently had 12 Boy Scouts celebrate earning Eagle, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank.
The troop, based out of Lee’ Summit United Methodist Church, Second and Douglas streets, recognized the boys achievements and their parents at its Fall Eagle Court of Honor Nov. 3 and earlier this year another group of boys at the Spring Eagle Court of Honor, April 28.
To earn Eagle a scout has to first complete seven other ranks, 21 merit badges (including required badges for intensive studies for subjects such as First Aid, Camping, Personal Fitness and Citizenship), then plan and a community service project and lead others in completing it. The boys also must demonstrate that they live by the principals of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Eagle Scouts honored Nov. 3:
• Ethan Fenske, son of Todd and Sue Fenske. His project was building five indoor/ outdoor cedar wood garden tables with shelves for Life Skills classrooms at Cedar Creek, Trailridge, Hawthorne Hills, Highland Park elementary schools, and Pleasant Lea Middle School.
• Kyle Ewart, son of Scott Ewart, and of Kyle and Rockie Hommes. His project was building 10 duck boxes for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Longview Lake.
• Matthew Dugan, son of Mike & Kris Dugan. His project was addition of backboards in front of the dugouts at four of the baseball fields at Legacy Park.
• Joshua Moore, son Daryl and Richelle Plude. His project was landscaping by removing old plants and installing new ones at Saint Pauls Episcopal Church.
• Matthew Stubbs, son of Matt and Scheryl Stubbs. His project was building 28 bluebird houses out of cedar for the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
The Eagles recognized April 28th:
• Wesley Harris, son of Brett and Julie Harris. His project was clearing out approximately 1 acre of invasive species of brush from Jackson County Parks & Recreation’s Missouri Town.
• Auston Ruddell, son of Brian and Julie Ruddell. His project was building cat structures for the Greater Kansas City Humane Society.
• Tyler Snyder, son of Brian and Kelly Snyder. His project was constructing and positioning about 350 flag holders for military veterans of the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery.
• Benjamin Collens, son of Dennis and Barb Collens. His project was shelving units for Cornerstone Church’s Coldwater charity for storing food items in the “Backsnack” program.
• Wyatt Shay, son of Kenneth and Melissa Shay. His project was building bat houses for James A Reed Wildlife Area.
• Sean Reilly, son of Jim and Pam Reilly. His project was board placement and backfilling trenches to prevent erosion on four softball field’s dugouts at Legacy Park.
• Sam Little, son of Dave and Katie Guhr, and Doug Little. His project was building 12 wood duck houses for James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area