Honoring Eagle Scout recipientsTwo Dickinson Boy Scouts will receive Eagle Scout awards during a Court of Honor today. The ceremony is 2 p.m. at the Dickinson Elks Club. The public is invited.
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press
Two Dickinson Boy Scouts will receive Eagle Scout awards during a Court of Honor today. The ceremony is 2 p.m. at the Dickinson Elks Club. The public is invited.
The honorees are:
r Sam Metz, son of Dan and Nancy Metz and a junior at Dickinson High School. He is a member of Troop 26.
r Hunter Praus, son of Les and Joleen Praus and a sophomore at Trinity High School. He is a member of Troop 32.
As his Eagle Scout project, Praus designed and arranged for construction of a walkway around the 10 Commandments monument on the property of St. Patrick’s Church. The pathway includes benches for meditation in memory of the unborn. It was completed a year ago.
He credits the idea to the Knights of Columbus who constructed the monument.
The Eagle Scout award is important to him and his family.
“It’s the highest rank a Scout can get,” he said.
He credits his dad for encouraging him to continue in the Scouting program.
Praus plans to continue in the Scouting program by earning merit palms and helping the younger scouts achieve their goals.
Les Praus, who also was an Eagle Scout recipient, said the project requires dedication and responsibility.
“Only two percent of Scouts ever achieve the Eagle Scout rank,” he said.
Hunter’s brother, Dillon, is a Life Scout, and he’s ready to start his Eagle Scout project.
Metz designed and arranged for construction of a mobility pathway, pergola and ramp in the courtyard of St. Benedict’s Health Center. The pathway can be used for therapy in walking on various textures, such as cobblestones and sand.
The project was completed last summer.
The idea came from St. Benedict’s and his parents, who are therapists.
Metz needed to fundraise to pay for the materials and recruit volunteers to help with construction.
“Usually, the Boy Scouts work together to build the project — that’s what Scouting is about — helping one another out,” said Nancy Metz.