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Maske now an Eagle Scout

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By The Staff

It took eight years, but Jarod Maske of Boy Scout Troop 121, chartered to Lincoln Trails Council of the Two Rivers District, reached a lifetime goal by earning his Eagle Scout badge.

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The final step in the process was his Eagle project, refurbishing the bell tower for Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting, but also for the young man as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.
Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.
In 2013, 56,841 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
From 1912-2013, 2.3 million Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank.
About 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013.
In 2013, the average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank was 17 years of age.
As an Eagle Scout, Maske joins with “best of the best,” fellow Eagle’s like former president Gerald Ford and former astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Maske was honored with a Court of Honor on June 22 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia. Presenting him with the rank of Eagle Scout was his Scoutmaster, Shirley Eddy. Assisting in the Court were Senior Patrol Leader Seth Eddy and Noah Eddy.
Joining in presenting were Jim DeGroff, president of the Sons of the American Revolution, who presented Maske with a certificate of recognition and a plaque, and a representative of the Ramsey Lions Club, Rich Zahnie, a long-time participant in Scouting.