The following young men were honored by friends, family and members of Troop 362 on July 25 at an Eagle Court of Honor at the Elks Lodge in Blue Springs.

The following young men were honored by friends, family and members of Troop 362 on July 25 at an Eagle Court of Honor at the Elks Lodge in Blue Springs. Boy Scout Council member Jim Hayes was the guest speaker, Tony Schamel, 362 Scoutmaster presided over the ceremony and Mike Kiersey, assistant Scoutmaster for 362, was the Master of Ceremony. Each scout’s eagle project is also listed.

Tanner Thomas McDermott, 78th Eagle Scout, completed his Eagle Board of Review on May 27, 2009. His Eagle project was a Bikes for Christmas project. John Ryland Ludwig Riley, 77th Eagle Scout, completed his Eagle Board of Review on Feb. 7, 2009. His Eagle project was an Operation Breakthrough Book Drive. Jacob Trotter, 83rd Eagle Scout, completed Eagle Board of Review on Dec. 9, 2009. His Eagle Project was to refurbish the Lake Lotawana Community bulletin boards. He received his Ad Altare Dei religious emblem on April 26, 2009. Andrew Tyler Huttinger, 85th Eagle Scout, completed his Eagle Board of Review on Dec. 9, 2009. His Eagle project was the St. John LaLande Athletic Association sports equipment shelving project. Connor N. McEntire, 84th Eagle Scout, completed his Eagle Board of Review on Dec. 9, 2009. His Eagle project was Operation Breakthrough Food and Clothing Donations Drive. Daniel William Lohman, 80th Eagle Scout, completed his Eagle Board of Review on July 7, 2009. He held a clothing collection for the homeless veterans as his Eagle project.

Each of these young men have been members of Boy Scout Troop 362 since their first grade year as Tiger Scouts at St. John LaLande’s Catholic parochial school. As Wolverine Patrol working together and encouraging one another throughout the years, they formed a strong bond of friendship in a true Boy Scout tradition. And while they achieved their Eagle Rank at different times, they chose to wait for each another so that they could celebrate their Court of Honor together.

In addition to this rank advancement each are Mic-O-Say Tribesman, an affiliated organization of Scouts started by H. Roe Bartle in the Kansas City area.
Each of these young men also received special recognition and were presented an American Flag from the Elks of Blue Springs, Lodge 2509, the VFW, a Proclamation Day Honoring each scout by the city of Blue Springs and Representative Bryan Pratt’s office with a Resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives.