Brett Michael Watkins, 15, of Blue Springs, the son of Boyd and Elizabeth Watkins, achieved the rank of Eagle on April 9, 2009. He joined Boy Scout Troop 138 at Mission Woods Community of Christ Church on Feb. 13, 2005. His Court of Honor will be held April 11 at Mission Woods.
Brett is currently Senior Patrol Leader, which is the leader of the entire Troop. He camps monthly with his troop and has spent five summers camping at the H. Roe Bartle Scout reservation. He participated in a high adventure trip to Philmont in July 2008, hiking 50 miles, and a high adventure whitewater rafting trip to West Virginia in June 2009.
He is a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and received the Order of the Arrow. Brett has earned 31 merit badges along his trek to Eagle.
Brett’s Eagle project was completed at Timothy Lutheran Church. He painted four rooms that are used for Sunday school and confirmation classes and added chair rails to all walls to protect them from damage from the tables and chairs. The project consisted of planning, buying supplies and organizing Scouts and adults to complete the project.
Brett, a sophomore at Blue Springs High School, is a member of the DECA program, an honor student, in the Student Senate, and is in the Hi-Step mentoring program for elementary students. He is a member of Timothy Lutheran Church Youth Group, the Angel Food Ministry, rakes leaves for senior citizens, and makes burritos for Ronald McDonald House.
Eric Michael Rothmier, 15, of Blue Springs, the son of Mark and Lea Ann Rothmier, achieved the rank of Eagle on Dec. 3, 2009. His Court of Honor will be held April 11 at Mission Woods Community of Christ, the troops sponsor.
Eric began his trail to Eagle as a Tiger Cub in Pack 3250 in Olathe. As a Wolf Cub, he moved to Pack 138, where he earned the ranks of Wolf, Bear and Webelo. In April 2005, he earned the Arrow of Light Award and crossed over to Troop 138.
As a Boy Scout, Eric has earned 28 merit badges. He has held several positions in the troop, including Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Troop Guide and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. In the summer of 2008, he was a member of a Philmont backpacking crew, where he hiked more than 70 miles in the mountains near Cimarron, N.M. In the summer of 2009, he was a member of a whitewater high adventure crew that rafted the class five rapids of the New River Gorge in W.V. He has attended summer camp at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation for the past 5 years.
On Dec. 3, 2009, Eric completed his trail to Eagle when he passed his Eagle Board of Review. He is now the 63rd member of Troop 138 to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Eric is a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and his tribal name is “Lightning Over Grizzly Bear.” Eric is in the brotherhood of the Order of the Arrow.
He led a team of scouts and adults in a wilderness trail restoration for the Three Trails Salvation Army Camp in Independence. Three Trails provides a summer camping experience for more than 1,000 children each year. Eric secured $460 in material donations and a total of 140 hours were contributed to the project.
Eric is a sophomore at Blue Springs High School. He is active in the Golden Regiment Marching Band, Wind Symphony and the Wildcat Jazz Ensemble. He has participated as a soloist in the Missouri State Music Competition, where he has received outstanding ratings for his musical performance. He has been on the BSHS outstanding academic achievement honor roll each semester of his high school career. Eric plans to attend college after graduation in 2012.
Kendall Harris Sullivan, the son of Shawn and Nancy Sullivan of Blue Springs, achieved the rank of Eagle on Feb. 4, 2010. His Court of Honor will be held at 2 p.m. April 11 at Mission Woods Community of Christ, this troop’s sponsor. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 138 Blue Elk District.
Kendall joined scouting as a Tiger Cub and moved up through Cub Scouts, crossing over to Boy Scouts on Feb. 13, 2005. His trail to Eagle is Boy Scout (Dec. 5, 2004), Tenderfoot (July 28, 2005), Second Class (Jan. 9, 2006), First Class (June 11, 2006) Star (May 7, 2007) and Life (May 12, 2008). He has also earned 21 merit badges, and his leadership positions include, Librarian, Scribe, Assistant Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader.
He completed his Eagle Project in May 2009. Kendall worked with the staff of the Blue Springs School District and James Lewis Elementary to plan and carry out his project. With the help of fellow scouts and friends, he painted the gymnasium at JLE, painted the curbs and crosswalks, and landscaped the front of the building, around the flag pole and the school sign.
In addition to participating in Boy Scouts, Kendall enjoys participating in sports. He is currently on the football and track teams at Blue Springs High School. He attends Blue Springs First United Methodist Church, where he participates in youth groups and has gone on mission trips. He is on the honor roll and plans to attend college and major in pharmacy.
Kendall would like to thank the leaders and members of Troop 138, his friends, family, teachers and coaches, who have supported him on his journey to Eagle Scout.
Three from Troop 138 earn Eagle rank