Boy Scout Troop 605 held a Court of Honor on May 6, 2018 at The Gathering Baptist Church in Blue Springs. The new Eagle Scouts are Jacob Edward Dwyer and Logan Darnell.
Jacob Dwyer is the son of Carrie Dwyer Eldridge of Blue Springs, and the grandson of Ernest and Jo Ann Lierman of Independence, and Tim and Bobbi Dwyer of Blue Springs.
He joined Pack 605 in September 2008, and earned his Tiger, Wolf, Bear and Webelos ranks and finally his Arrow of Light Award in March 2013. Jacob crossed over to Troop 605 in March 2013 at age 11.
He has earned 41 merit badges and four palms in the past five years, in addition to special scouting awards: Totin' Chip, the World Conservation Award, and the Eclipse award. He has had 69 camping nights, and 70 service hours. He has served the troop as scribe, quartermaster, patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader. He is currently a den chief with Pack 605.
Jacob has attended the H. Roe Bartle Scout Camp the past four summers and was honored to become a Brave in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say in 2017. He is known to his fellow Tribesmen as Sly Silver Running Fox.
His Eagle service project was to build two picnic tables, six outdoor benches, two outdoor chairs, and two dog water stands for the Great Plains animal shelter in Independence. He researched, organized, directed, and solicited donations so his Eagle service project was completed at no cost to the shelter. This project benefited volunteers and staff at the animal shelter when trying to socialize and exercise dogs outside. He currently volunteers for Great Plains in his spare time.
Jacob is a sophomore at Blue Springs South High School. After graduation, he plans to pursue a college degree in zoology and animal behavior.
Logan Darnell, 16, is the son of Tony and Marlene Darnell of Independence. He is the grandson of Carol Dudley of Independence, and Lynn and Sharon Hershey of Kansas City, Mo.
He joined Pack 605 in 2012 as a Webelo and crossed over the Troop 605 in March 2013 at age 10. He has been active in the troop, earning 45 merit badges in the past five years. He has 92 camping nights, 51 service hours, and has earned the World Conservation Award.
His leadership roles have included serving as senior patrol leader, patrol leader and chaplain's aide. He is currently a den chief.
Logan has attended the H. Roe Bartle Scout Camp the past five summers and was honored to become a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say in 2017. He is known to his fellow Tribesmen as Swift Drummer.
His Eagle Scout Project was to clean walking trails at the Great Plains SPCA Independence Campus. The project also included repairing a footbridge that had been damaged during heavy rains. He organized the cutting back of weeds and overgrowth as well as removing fallen limbs and trees. The result was that shelter volunteers could again walk dogs along the trails.
Logan is completely his sophomore year at Plaza Heights Christian Academy in Blue Springs.