Two members of Boy Scout Troop 492 – Gage Matthew Hazen and Tristan David Powell – were recently recognized for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. The ceremony was at Susquehanna Baptist Church in Independence.

Gage Matthew Hazen started in Cub Scout Pack 382, then transferred to Pack 492, where he earned the Arrow of Light award. Gage joined Troop 492 in December 2010. As a Boy Scout, he has earned 29 merit badges.

Gage has attended the camp at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation for seven years and is Warrior Shadow of the Silent Archer of Antlers in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He has been on Scouting high adventures in Arkansas, South Dakota and St. Louis and at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

He has held the leadership positions of assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, quartermaster, guide, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader.

For his Eagle project, Gage planned and supervised the painting of the four square, kickball, hopscotch and free throw area on the playground at Cler-Mont Elementary School.

Gage graduated from Fort Osage High School with 10 hours of college credit. He attended the automotive program in the Career & Technology Center and was the student of the year in Auto 1, and he was the student ambassador. He will attend the Business and Technology Center in January.

He is the son of Kristina and Brian Hazen.

Tristan David Powell joined Troop 492 in December 2010 after earning his Arrow of Light award in Cub Scout Pack 492. As a Boy Scout, he has earned 27 merit badges.

Tristan has attended camp at the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation for five years and is Warrior Far Wandering Bobcat in Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He has been on a Scout high adventure to Colorado.

For his Eagle service project, Tristan planned and supervised storage shelves for the clothes closet at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.

He has held the leadership positions of assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, scribe and quartermaster.

Tristan graduated from Fort Osage High School, where he attended the welding program and earned an award at Skills USA. He attends Heart of God Fellowship. Tristan is joining the Marines.

He is the son of Dana Powell and Thomas Mason.