Three local young men have been named Eagle Scouts.
• Franklin Downton began scouting with Cub Scout Pack 205 with which he earned the highest Cub Scout award, the Arrow of Light. He then transferred to Troop 692 and held the position of Scribe. His camping activities include attending H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation and the Scouting 500. His scouting activities include volunteering as an instructor at Klondike derby and at the Cub Scout summer camp.
Frank’s Eagle Project was a cemetery renewal where he met with the Cemetery caretaker and coordinated with his troop and adult volunteers to clean and apply anti-algae solution to over 75 headstones.
To date, Frank has earned 28 Merit Badges.
Frank is a senior at Blue Springs High School where he is a member of the “Smash” video game club and the Anime Club. He is a brown belt in Taekwondo and is a member of the Concord Fortress of Hope Church. He plans to attend the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River in the fall, where he intends to study graphic design and animation.
Frank is the son of Patrick and Sherie Downton.
• Ryan DeHaan began scouting in first grade as a Tiger Cub in Grain Valley Pack 310. Ryan accomplished all ranks of Cub scouts, including the Arrow of Light. Ryan transferred to Blue Springs Troop 692 where he has earned many badges and achieved the rank of Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Ryan has served on staff at Camporees and is an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in his troop. He also earned the rank of Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation during summer camp in 2019. Ryan’s Eagle Scout Service Project involved digging out an old retaining wall and constructing a new wall to control erosion endangering a Community of Christ Chapel. He also worked to paint the chapel benches and hung spinners to help deter the bat population.
To date, Ryan has earned 34 Merit Badges.
Ryan is a sophomore at Grain Valley High School. He has participated in the school robotics team and is currently taking advanced placement courses in European history. He is an active member of his church and works with the annual Breakfast with Santa program.
Ryan is the son of Stacie and Kerrie DeHaan.
• Ian Duncan became a boy scout at the age of 11, in Boy Scout Troop 692. He has held the positions of Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. He has participated in the H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation for five years and is a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Ian’s Eagle Scout project required that he make shotgun shell holders at the Lake City Firing Range.
Ian is 16 and is a sophomore at Skyline High School. He is involved in the Future Farmers of America and recently purchased his first calf. He regularly completes farm chores such as driving a tractor and feeding hay. Ian is also involved in community service at the Women’s and Children’s Shelter.
Ian has earned 33 Merit Badges.
Ian’s plan is to become a nurse in a NICU treating moms and babies.
Ian is the son of Shannon Duncan.