Five scouts honored at recent courts of honor
Boy Scout Troop 232, Towanda held the Eagle Court of Honor for Samuel Roosevelt and Timothy Boerma on Sunday, Jan. 28.
Over the past 18 months, Troop 232 has hosted four Courts of Honor as they celebrate five scouts advancing to the rank of Eagle Scout. The scouts include, Jake Tillotson, whose project of remodeling classrooms at Fairview Baptist Church, was the first to achieve his Eagle Scout rank; Levi Roosevelt led the Troop in redoing a section of sidewalk at Community Crossroads Church in order to save an old tree; Kyle Huffman organized the troop to build and install a gaga ball pit at North Park in El Dorado; Timothy Boerma restored the fire pit at the Towanda Library; and Samuel Roosevelt completed a property inventory and church cleanup day at Community Crossroads Church.
The Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve, and only four percent of Boy Scouts achieve this prestigious rank after the lengthy review process. To achieve the Eagle Scout rank, a Boy Scout must earn 21 merit badges which must include the following: Camping, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving, Environmental Science or Sustainability, Family Life, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, and Swimming Hiking or Cycling.
In addition to completing the merit badges, the scout must plan, develop, and lead a service project. Through this service project, the scout demonstrates his ability to lead and his commitment to duty. After completing the project the scout will interview with a formal review board.
Troop 232 consists of boys from El Dorado and Towanda, and meets at Towanda United Methodist Church in Towanda. From zip-lining in the caverns of Louisville, Ky., camping in the salt mines of Hutchinson, and backpacking into the Grand Canyon, Mike Roosevelt, Rachelle Roosevelt, and Ken Huffman lead the scouts of Troop 232 through many adventures while helping them to achieve their goals.
To find out more information about Boy Scout Troop 232 contact Mike Roosevelt at 316-215-1426.