Troop 264 holds Eagle court

May 7, 2014 

Boy Scout Troop 264 recently celebrated its Spring Eagle Court of Honor where four boys received Boy Scout’s highest rank.

Mitch Fields, Scott Lutz, Dayton Phelps, and Skylar Smith where presented their Eagle awards March 30 at Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church, where the troop is based.

To become an Eagle Scout, the boys demonstrated they live by the principals of the Scout oath and law, completed requirements for the seven different ranks while earning a minimum of 21 merit badges, which included intensive studies in specific subjects such as first aid, camping, personal fitness and citizenship.

To become an Eagle Scout a boy also plans, develops, and leads others in completing a service project.

Fields, son of Janna & David Westcott and Greg & Sally Fields, for his project directed the construction of 20 wire dove traps for the Missouri Conservation Department; used in counting, tagging, observing and recording bird patterns in the areas across Missouri.

Lutz, son of Scott & Karen Lutz, for his project supervised and assisted with building 10 Wood Duck houses for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer to be placed at Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs lakes.

Phelps, son of Tim & Jennifer Phelps, also directed construction of 22 wire dove traps for the Missouri Conservation Department at James A. Reed Wildlife Memorial Area.

Smith, son of Bill and Theresa Smith, supervised and assisted with landscaping a mulch pad for Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit so parents can sit and watch over their kids on the playground.

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