By Rick Henly on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 |
Andrew Henly became the latest Eagle Scout for Huntington Boy Scout Troop 130 on Sunday, January 10.
The Court of Honor, hosted by Scoutmaster Mike Cook, was the final step in the long road to scouting's highest honor.
Approximately 70 people were on hand to watch the many Troop 130 Scouts in attendance be a part of the ceremony for Henly. Christian Webb and Jonathan Yarde are two young men that had been with Henly since Cub Scouts. All three are Eagle Scouts now.
To achieve the rank of Eagle, the scout must earn twelve required and a minimum of nine elective merit badges. Once that is met, the Scout's biggest requirement is a scouting-approved project in the community that they must oversee that takes a minimum of 100 hours to complete. And it all has to be finished before the young man becomes 18-years-old. The national average says that only two out of a hundred scouts will ever attain the rank.
Henly's project was the westernmost log cabin at the Forks of the Wabash in Huntington. He had to refurbish it to resemble a fur-trading establishment of the period. Many scouts, leaders, friends, and family helped to scrape old paint, re-chink in-between the logs of the inside walls, build benches and display racks. The actual hours of the project totalled 155 and Henly is very happy to have it completed.
During the ceremony, Henly awarded Dr. Jeff Webb with an Eagle mentor pin. Dr. Webb was one of the leaders most instrumental in helping him reach the goal of Eagle Scout.
Henly is currently a senior at Huntington North High School and is active with the Huntington North Varsity Singers.
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