A very small percentage of Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle.
To be an Eagle Scout, the scout must earn twenty-one merit badges, serve his troop in a leadership position, and plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or the community.
This project must be approved by the benefiting organization, the Scoutmaster, the troop committee, and the council or district before the project is begun. All this, plus the paperwork, must be completed before the scout turns 18. The scout then is interviewed by a board of three to six individuals who decide if he is or is not an Eagle Scout.
An Eagle Court of Honor was held on October 3, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth to honor six young men from Troop 184.
Cody Fecht of Hildreth became an Eagle Scout on March 30, 2010. He has earned thirty-three merit badges. His Eagle Service Project was to paint house numbers on the curb for each home in Hildreth. The project took fifty-one hours and was completed in November 2009.
D.J. Roads of Hildreth became an Eagle on May 25, 2010. He earned thirty-seven merit badges. His Eagle Project consisted of building three drop boxes for worn, torn, and faded American flags so they can be collected and respectfully decommissioned. The boxes were placed in Hildreth, Wilcox, and Upland. The project took seventy-four hours and was completed in April 2010.
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