Eagle Scouts to be honored
HUNTINGTON -- When it comes to scouting, it sure is tough to keep up with the Joneses.
This year's Eagle Scout Class is named for Joel Patrick Jones, who was an Eagle Scout in 1972.
He has been given this honor because his youngest son, David Benjamin Jones, received the Eagle Scout award in 2012, and all three sons are Eagle Scouts.
The latest group of Eagle Scouts will be recognized at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, as the Tri-State Area Council will celebrate its annual Eagle Scout recognition dinner at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church in Barboursville.
The Eagle Scouts will lineup at 6 p.m. to get their pictures taken. At the end of the dinner, the new Eagle Scouts will get their picture taken with the U.S. Marines and Jones.
This year, 21 Eagle Scouts will attend the ceremony and a total of 35 Eagle Scouts will receive scouting's highest honor from the council for 2012.
Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life.
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the scout plans, organizes, leads and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the scout.
Three adults will receive the Silver Beaver Award, given for leadership to youth, and one Sea Scout that received the Quartermaster Award.