Local scouts receive Eagle rank

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EL CENTRO – Two El Centro Boy Scouts received their Eagle rank award Saturday evening,
May 18, at the First United Methodist Church in El Centro.
Edward M. DuBois, and Jacob I. C. Rose were promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout at Boy Scout Troop 4076’s
Court of Honor ceremony. The troop is sponsored by the Methodist Church.
EdDuBois, 18, is a senior at Southwest High School. He plays in the school’s
marching band, concert band, and jazz ensemble. He plans to begin summer
employment soon after graduation this month.
JacobRose is a senior at Central Union High School, where he served as drum major of the Great Spartan Marching band last
year. He will attend Annapolis Naval Academy shortly after graduation at the end of
this month.
The Eagle rank is the highest in scouting. Fewer than 2% of boys have ever
earned the rank, and famous Eagle Scouts include such names as Neil Armstrong,
Gerald Ford, and Donald Rumsfeld. In addition to passing proficiency tests in
outdoor crafts such as knot tying, camping, first aid, and lifesaving techniques, Eagle
Scouts must earn merit badges in 12 required areas such as citizenship, the
environment, and personal fitness. Scouts must act as leaders during their
progression to the Eagle Rank, and lead others in completing a service that benefits
the community.
DuBois and Rose were also presented with other honors including a state flag
that was flown over the capitol, presented by Assemblyman V Manuel Perez’ office,
Certificates of recognition from the city, the police department, and the fire
department, and by veterans groups.
Sixteen other scouts also received promotions other awards at the ceremony,
including merit badges, rank advancements, and leadership positions.
Persons interested in obtaining more information about scouting can visit
www.BeAScout.org
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