Only 8% of all Boy Scouts achieve the Eagle ranking, the highest rank attainable, which makes these five Bishop Carroll seniors quite exceptional. Each young man completed a project for St. Nicholas Church or in the Nicktown community to earn their achievement.
“Earning the Eagle ranking requires commitment and hard work,” said BC Business Manager Lynn Weber, whose son Nicholas is among the awardees. “The Bishop Carroll family is proud of these young men and grateful that they are such great representatives for our school.”
Colton Dumm, son of Denny and Chrissy Dumm, insulated the plumbing and heat pipes under St. Nicholas Catholic Church and installed automatic window dampers in the basement windows.
Colton said that among the many lessons he has learned from scouting, the most important one is preparedness, which he has come to understand more deeply.
"At first, I thought this meant to always be equipped with proper tools to accomplish any job, however, it is really speaking about your mentality. In life you need to be prepared to take on any challenge life throws at you and keep moving. It is only with this prepared mentality that you will withstand the challenges of life and excel past the competition with ease."
Simon Kirsch, son of Ken and Becky Kirsch, poured a cement pad under the pavilion next to St. Nicholas Catholic Church and poured a cement sidewalk from the parking lot to the pavilion.
Scouting has taught Simon the skills he believes he needs to live a successful life. Earning the plumbing merit badge sparked his interested in the field and inspired him to pursue a plumbing career. In fact, he’ll be working for the company who volunteered to help him earn his plumbing merit badge.
"From getting hands-on experience of jobs to learning team building and leadership skills, I know that becoming an Eagles Scout has led me to a great future.”
Tim Ludwig, son of Joe and Loraine Ludwig, installed six LED street lights around the St. Nicholas Church parking lot.