Ethan Armstrong, Blake Havern, Justin Lazzari, Evan Mainous, Jose Ramirez II and Rey Ylagan, members of Troop 772 in The Woodlands, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest position in Boy Scouts. This accomplishment represents many years of hard work, adventure, and dedication to the Boy Scout program. An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held on Monday January 29th at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The Court of Honor was attended by several former Troop 772 Scoutmasters, friends and family.
All of the new Eagle Scouts spoke about the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community which they acknowledged are core values of scouting. They also pointed out that the lessons learned on the long road to becoming an Eagle Scout builds strong character that they will use for the rest of their lives.
To obtain the rank of Eagle Scout, they all performed community service, held leadership positions in their troop, and earned more than 21 required merit badges covering a wide range of topics such as Camping, First Aid, Conservation, Wilderness Survival, and Citizenship in the Community.
The scouts also needed to plan, develop and complete an Eagle Scout community project. Etan
Ethan's Eagle project benefit Resurrection Lutheran Church in Spring Texas. Ethan lead eight individuals in a total of 65 service hours in planting, sanding, building and constructing an outdoor art wall in the playground for pre-school children involved in the children's ministry at the Early Learning Center.
Ray's Eagle project benefit of the students of Mitchell Intermediate. He built a Ga-Ga ball pit to enhance the schools physical education and recess activities. The Ga-Ga Ball ball Pit had to meet the design criteria for Conroe ISD.
Blake'sEagle projectBenefit Wilkerson intermediate school. With a team of 11, the project team built 4 new planter bed and repaired two for the schools science club. The scouts put in many hours of preparation coordinating with the school, purchasing supplies and more
Justin's project benefited the African Library Project, a nonprofit organization building and stocking libraries in sub-Saharan Africa. The scouts delivered flyers all over the Woodlands, describing the project and asking for book donations, sorted and packed the books and delivered approximately 40 boxes to the post office. We donated over2,200 books to Ekhama Primary School and Mawilo Boys School.
Evan's Eagle project benefited the Loveland Ranch north of Spring Texas. He lead a group of eleven and build a single stall horse shelter in order to protect them from the elements. They also repaired an existing shelter, cleared and cleaned up different areas.
José's Eagle project benefited the summer camp you've at the Conroe family YMCA. His project was to build 12 wooden benches. He led 12 scouts and 3 adults during the measuring, cutting and assembly and took 2 days to complete.