Since the first Eagle Scout medal was awarded in 1912, over 2 million Boy Scouts have been honored with the award. The designation requires scouts to earn merit badges, perform a service project, and demonstrate leadership and qualities based on the Scout oath and law. Only two percent of Boy Scouts in the United States have earned the distinction.
In May, Andrew Hultquist of Heartwell joined the two percent. He passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review marking him an Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program.
The Minden High School senior began his scouting career by joining Cub Scout Pack 199 in second grade. Three years later he advanced to Boy Scout Troop 199. He began planning his Eagle Project last summer when he saw an opportunity at the Kearney County fair.
for full story see June 1 Courier