HAZARD — Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve. The task is not easy. In fact, fewer than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts have gone on to earn the Eagle Scout honor. Yet, on Sunday, six members of Troop 90 in Hazard became Eagle Scouts, marking the first time in Hazard’s history this many Eagle Scouts have been named at the same time.
The honorees were recognized during a ceremony at the Public Library. The new Eagle Scouts are; Brennan Parker Boggs, Michael Hunter Brashear, William Tyler Epperson, James Hagan Hall, Trever Wayne Robinson and Alex Trey Vermillion. In their journey toward becoming Eagle Scouts, these young men made our community a better place with their projects.
Troop 90 Scoutmaster Charles Boggs gave the following comment about Hazard’s new Eagle Scouts; “Today marks a special day for 6 Eagle Scouts from Troop 90, Hazard, Kentucky. As their Scoutmaster, I couldn’t be prouder of their hard work, their determination, and their perseverance. I know that they will continue to do their best, and they will always be prepared. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.”
The President of HCTC, Dr. Jennifer Lindon, attended the ceremony to grant each Eagle Scout a $500 scholarship for their determination and dedication to the community. The community will likely benefit even more from the service of these young men as time passes because as the motto states, “Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.” Therefore, as Sunday’s ceremony proved, Hazard is an extremely fortunate town.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.