Boy Scout Troop Holds Court of Honor
Scouts of Troop 7 flocked to Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst for their recent Court of Honor held June 3.
The Court of Honor is a ceremony where Scouts receive patches that represent their accomplishments.
There are two types of awards given at the Court of Honor: rank advancements and merit badges.
Rank advancements are similar to military ranks, and merit badges are awarded for skills the Boy Scout has learned throughout his Scouting career. Fifty-five merit badges and 23 rank advancements were awarded at the event to 43 Scouts.
Three other special ceremonies were also conducted during the Court of Honor.
Robert Boone was awarded the Wood Badge beads. The award represents the pinnacle of adult leader training and requires five projects that benefit the troop or Scouting in general.
Additionally, two Webelos Cub Scouts, Wyatt Parson and Westin Murdock, crossed over to become Boy Scouts. Though related, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are separate organizations/groups who interact like brothers.
Finally, Troop 7 announces that two of its members have earned Scouting's highest rank. Aaron Kondziola and James Halligan have both completed their requirements for Eagle.
To complete this rank, a community service project that demonstrates the Scouts leadership skills is required. Kondziola's project was a three-phase fitness course at West Pine Middle School and Halligan built the first nine holes of a disc golf course for the village of Pinehurst at its new park on Chicken Plant Road.
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