Boy Scout recognized by trustees

February 6th, 2014    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Batavia Township Trustee Jim Sauls, right, presents a plaque to Robert Duff for earning his Eagle Scout rank during the Feb. 3 trustee meeting.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

Batavia Township Trustees recognized local Boy Scout Robert Duff for earning his Eagle Scout rank during their Feb. 3 meeting.

Administrator Rex Parsons said Duff first visited trustees a couple of years ago when he was working toward his Eagle Scout rank.

Parsons said Duff has worked hard to achieve the rank and has come back to visit trustees.

Duff, who wore dozens of badges that he earned, told trustees a little bit about the Eagle Scout rank.

“The Eagle Scout is Boy Scouting’s highest honor,” Duff said. “It requires leadership and perseverance.”

According to Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle rank requirements include earning 21 merit badges, demonstrating the principals of Boy Scouts, having recommendations from community members and being active in the troop or team for at least six months after receiving the Life Scout rank.

Duff thanked trustees for having him in to recognize him for his Eagle Scout rank.

“I am happy to be here with all of those who have helped me in attaining that,” Duff said.

Trustees presented Duff a plaque for his hard work earning the rank.

“Congratulations,” Trustee Jim Sauls said. “You’re a fine young man.”

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