Four Boy Scouts from Winchester Troop 22 were honored during an Eagle Court of Honor at St. Joseph Church and given the keys to the city by Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner.
More than 100 friends, family and supporters of scouting packed the church March 22 in a Court of Honor for Eagle Scouts Jesse Camp, Dustin Berry, Nathan Vatnsdal and Jeff Osbourn.
Troop 22 treasurer and Eagle Scout Scott Hisle reminded Camp, Berry, Vatnsdal and Osbourn that all attaining the Eagle, the highest award in scouting, have the responsibility to live with honor, loyalty, courage and service. To achieve Eagle, a scout must demonstrate leadership, character and complete at least 21 merit badges that include first aid, communication, personal fitness and emergency preparedness.
Troop 22 Scoutmaster David Berry presented Eagle badges and certificates to the four scouts. Each of them completed a community service project as follows.
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■ Camp is passionate about Frisbee golf and constructed benches that he set in concrete at the course at the Clark County Fairgrounds. He improved the course by clearing large amounts of brush from the holes, creating a nicer venue for Clark County Frisbee golf fans.
■ Berry raised $1,600 and led construction of a 40-foot boardwalk in September for users of the Winchester Traveling Trail off the bypass. The boardwalk is 40-feet-long by 12-feet wide and bends to conform to the direction of the trail.
■ Vatnsdal organized and conducted a clothing drive for Eastern State Hospital. He obtained donors to provide funding for fliers seeking donations of clothing, which were distributed in Clark and Fayette counties. He and his crew collected 50 large trash bags full of clothing for the hospital.
■ Osbourn installed energy-efficient lighting and new landscaping for the "Welcome to Winchester" sign on Ky. 627 on the city's south side. The project involved the installation of two new overhead lights and new fixtures, along with new landscaping including junipers, hydrangeas and begonias.