John Soules earns Eagle Scout rank
With pride, and a sash covered with earned merit badges, John Soules walks toward the ceremony honoring his elevation to the Eagle Scout ranks, highest level of scouting achievementIt takes a lot of hard work over many years to earn the highest level that Boy Scouting has to offer; the Eagle Scout rank. Last week John Soules, son of Gary and Carol Soules, was awarded that honor.
Scouting played a major part in John Soules' young life; he started attending cub scout meetings even before he was old enough to become a scout. At one point in his scouting career, Scout Master Jerry Jackman said during his introductory remarks at the Eagle Scout presentation, young Soules had belonged to two scout troops.
"I don't think I've ever heard of someone taking part in two troops at the same time, but John did, Troop 28 on Mondays and Troop 263 on Thursdays. This young man is being honored for what he has achieved."
Soules' achievements were evident from the more than three dozen merit badges attached to the sash he wore; badges he had worked hard to earn. Most scouts return from a camping trip having earned one merit badge, Jackson pointed out, "John would come back with five."
Soules' Eagle project was the planning and building of a playhouse for use in the play area of the Family Resource Center. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout during a Court of Honor Saturday, July 7.