By Sarah Lang
For the Times Sentinel
After eight years of scouting together, two Lebanon High School seniors, Joseph Alexander Plunkett and Luke Walker Everett, both received their Eagle Badges during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the First Baptist Church in Lebanon recently.
Both boys were members of the Cub Scout Pack 769 then completed their Boy Scout years in Troop 359, sponsored by the First Baptist Church. Guest speakers during the Court of Honor were Eagle Scout Rob Hawkins, who is currently a trooper with the Indiana State Police, and Conrad Heslin, representing the Marine Corps League.
The Eagle Scout candidate must pass eight requirements: First, the candidate must be active in Scouts for six months after obtaining the life rank. Second, the candidate must show Scout spirit by living the Scout oath and law. Third, the candidate must earn 21 merit badges, 12 of which must come from the required list for an Eagle Scout. Fourth, the candidate must serve in a position of troop leadership for six months. Fifth, the candidate must plan, organize and carry out a service project to benefit his community or church. He must show leadership in this project. The project must be pre-approved by the troop before it is done. Sixth, the candidate must take part in a Scoutmaster’s conference. Seventh, the candidate must sit before an Eagle Board of Review by the district Eagle Scout committee. And lastly, the candidate’s application is reviewed by the National Council of the Boys Scouts of America.
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