LAKEVIEW — Friends, family members, and community members met at The Gathering Place to watch four of Lakeview’s young men receive their Eagle Scout awards at a court of honor on June 2.
They were Tucker Clarke, Ty Whitman, Evan Reese, and Keenan Sterba, all members of Troop 79, which is sponsored by the Lakeview Lions Club. Reese and Sterba are also members of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society. Paul Whitman, Troop 79 Scoutmaster, presided over the ceremony.
Three of them recently graduated from Lakeview High School. Whitman and Sterba will be attending community colleges in the fall. Reese will be entering the U.S. Navy. Tucker will be a senior at Lakeview High School.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank a scout can achieve. In addition to earning at least 21 merit badges, serving in various troop leadership positions, and completing many other scouting tasks, each of the four scouts planned and led a service project to benefit their community. These included remodeling the waiting area at Lake County Public Health, building and installing a new entrance sign at Warner Canyon Recreation Area, construction of a generator shed at Camp Cottonwood, a local organization camp, and a plant beautification project at the Lake County Library.
The new Eagle Scouts gave thanks and shared some thoughts about scouting’s impact on their lives. Picture Caption