Merit badges received at Court of Honor

<I>The Eagle/Holly Bentz</I><BR>Alex Kygar gaining his Den Chief cords from Barbara Miller-Sohr

JOHN DAY - Troop 898 held their Court of Honor Feb. 9 at the John Day Elks Lodge.

During the ceremony 19 merit badges were handed out. Badges were given for 11 different skills, ranging from Art, climbing, communications, Environmental Science and Leatherwork to name a few.

Six Rank badges were awarded. Dylan Brandsma and Thomas Wunz each were awarded the Tenderfoot Rank. To earn this rank each boy had to attend at least one campout, work with knots and lashings, demonstrate physical fitness and learn basic first aid.

The Second Class Badges are awarded to those who show what it means to be prepared. They were awarded to Tyler Ellis and Thomas Wunz.

The Life Rank badge, which is symbolic of life, courage, strength and service to others, was awarded to Mitch Workman and Bill Sevey.

All six boys were given pins to give to their mothers for all that they do in helping them, all that they devote and all the effort they put into helping the boys become successful scouts.

The World Conservation Award went to Tyler Webb who earned the following three badges; Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management and Citizenship in the World.

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