Boy Scout Troop 138, sponsored by Community of Christ church, held an Eagle Court of Honor on July 22, 2018, at Mission Woods Church, 2800 N.W. Duncan Road, Blue Springs. Those receiving their Eagle Scout Award are Adam Solimani, Dakota Napper, Kyle Kozloski, and River Beck.
• Adam Solimani, the son of Arman Solimani and Tracey Senior, began his Scouting career in first grade in 2006 when he joined Pack 138 as a Cub Scout. He earned Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos, enjoying summer day camp, pinewood derby, and Webelos camp at Naish. He crossed over to Troop 138 in February 2011.
Adam has served his troop first as Scribe and then along the way as Historian, Quartermaster, Patrol Leader (twice), Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. He loved going to camp and being with his patrol, helping and trying to be a good role model to the younger scouts.
Adam attended camp at H. Roe Bartle Reservation each year from 2011-2015, always coming home dirty, happy, and without a voice. He earned the tribal rank of Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. His tribal name is Protective Silent Stalking Puma. Adam completed 39 merit badges and earned a Bronze and Gold Eagle Palm. He was also a member of the Order of the Arrow, an honorary camping society. He attained the rank of Ordeal member in 2013.
Adam's Eagle Project was pouring concrete exit pads outside six cabins at the Kansas City Rotary club camp for special needs and disabled campers. It took approximately 80 hours for the completion of the project and couldn’t have been accomplished without boys and adults from Troop 138 all working together.
Adam has graduated from Blue Springs High School, where he was summa cum laude and an integral member of the Blue Springs Golden Regiment marching band. In the fall he will attend Missouri S&T Rolla and is enrolled in the chemical engineering degree program.
• Dakota Napper, the son of James and Melissa Napper, began his Scouting experience when he joined Cub Scout Pack 138 at the beginning of first grade in August 2007. He earned the ranks of Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos. He enjoyed going to day camp during the summer, monthly Pack gatherings, Pack family overnights, pinewood derby, gutter boat regatta, and Bear Camp and Webelos Camp at Theodore Naish Scout Reservation. Dakota earned his Arrow of Light in February 2012 and crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 138.
Dakota has served the Troop in various leadership positions, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Chaplain's Aide, Den Chief to Cub Scout Pack 138, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. He is currently the Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. He has a lot of patience and enjoys helping the younger scouts with advancement.
Dakota has attended Boy Scout camp at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation every summer since 2012. He has earned the tribal rank of Tom-Tom-Beater in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. His tribal name is Young Sun Rising Over Shielding Owl, in honor of his great-grandfather, grandfather and father. Dakota intends on continuing his participation in Boy Scouts and someday hopes to be Scoutmaster. In July 2016, Dakota attended the high-adventure trip at the Boy Scouts of America Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico with several members of the Troop. It was a memorable experience that he will never forget.
Dakota has completed 30 merit badges, and has earned the Bronze Eagle Palm. Dakota is a Brotherhood Arrow man in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society of Boy Scouts of America.
The Eagle Project Dakota chose to work on was to clear out approximately one acre of indigenous bamboo growing at Missouri Town 1855 in Jackson County's Fleming Park. The bamboo had grown out of control and was an eyesore to the park visitors and it needed to be cut down.
Dakota is a certified lifeguard at the Blue Springs Centennial Pool. He will be a senior at Blue Springs High School this fall. He plays the contra for the Golden Regiment Marching Band. Twice he has participated in the UMKC Honors Band playing the bass clarinet. He participated in the District Band Festival last fall, and he played a tuba solo at the District Music Festival, which earned him the opportunity to perform at the State Solo Festival this past spring. Dakota is extremely passionate about band and would like to earn a degree in Music Education so he can one day be a band director.
• Kyle Kozloski, the son of Don and Vicky Martin, began his Scouting experience as a Cub Scout in Pack 138 and earned the rank of Wolf. Kyle enjoyed the time spent with his friends, the Pinewood Derby, and the Rain Gutter Regatta.
Kyle joined Troop 138 in May 2013. His record of achievement included 45 merit badges, the World Conservation Award, the BSA Mile Swim Award, the 50 Miler-Award, and 12-month Camper Awards. Kyle has earned 2 Bronze Eagle Palms, 1 Gold Eagle Palm, and 1 Silver Eagle Palm.
He attended five years at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation, where he attained the tribal rank of Fire Builder Fast Flying Blue Jay in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. His High Adventure participation included the Philmont on Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Kyle commented upon returning that he will never forget this once of a lifetime experience.
Leadership has been shown through the positions of Den Chief to Cub Scout Pack 138, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (twice), Patrol Leader (three times), Assistant Patrol Leader (twice), Chaplain's Aide, Troop Guide, and Order of the Arrow Troop Representative. Kyle is a Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society.
For his Eagle Service Project, he planned and supervised the renovation of the Kansas City Rotary Youth Camp – South Campsite.
Kyle is a certified lifeguard at the Blue Springs Centennial Pool. He will be a junior at Blue Springs High School. He plans to join the U.S. Marine Corps upon high school graduation.
• River Beck, son of Wade and Jill Beck, began his scouting career in September of 2008 by joining Cub Scouts. While in Pack 138, River earned Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. River enjoyed the adventures with his friends, building cars with his Dad for the Pinewood Derby, building boats for the Rain gutter Regatta, camping with his family for the first time, and Bear/Webelos Camp at Naish. River earned his Arrow of Light in February of 2013.
River has served his troop as Historian, Quartermaster, Chaplains Aid, Patrol Leader and ASPL. He enjoys camping with his friends, learning outdoor skills, spending time with his father, taking care of the environment, and learning to be a better person. River has camped at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation every summer since 2013. He has earned the tribal rank of Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. His tribal name is Lizard Wrangler. River and his father attended Philmont in July/August of 2016.
River’s Eagle project included staining a gazebo, grinding a large stump, spreading gravel, and picking up trash and other debris in Lobb Cemetery. River has earned 31 merit badges and plans on staying active in the troop until he is out of high school.
He is entering his junior year at Blue Springs High School. He was asked to be on the Wildcat TV committee this year.