COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s an anniversary 100 years in the making.
Way back in 1912, a young man earned the very first Eagle Scout Award.
It’s the highest rank, there is, for a Boy Scout.
To achieve it, scouts must earn at least 21 merit badges, serve in a leadership position in the troop, and complete a service project.
This year, 24 young men, in the Pushmataha Area Council, have earned the rank.
Monday (11-5) night, they joined with Eagle Scouts from as far back as the 1940′s to celebrate their achievement and scouting’s rich tradition.
M-U-W President Dr. Jim Borsig, himself an Eagle Scout, oversaw the event at the Hogarth Dining Center.
Congressman Alan Nunnelee, the proud father of 2 Eagle Scouts, was the guest speaker.