POMEROY — Sean P. Evans attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was presented with his award at an Eagle Court of Honor at Trinity Church in Pomeroy.
An Eagle Scout ranking means a Boy Scout has reached the highest level of attainment in the various tests of skill and endurance set by the Boy Scout organization. Only 4 percent of Scouts are granted this rank, and the requirements necessary to achieve Eagle status take years to fulfill.
To complete the requirments, an Eagle project is required. Evans chose to build benches for the Success Pleasant Grove United Brethren Church Cemetery in Long Bottom.
Mark Porter, an Eagle Scout himself, was speaker emeritus for the service.
Evans is a member of Boy Scout Troop 235, a 2016 graduate of Eastern High School, and the son of Mike and Lori Evans. He was presented the award by Scoutmaster Mike Harbour, and includes a medal and a badge.
Evans is also a member of the Order of the Arrow and Mason VFW’s scouter of the year for 2016. He plans to continue with the troop as a junior assistant scoutmaster.
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.
Requirements for attaining the Eagle Scout rank include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership and merit badge requirements.
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