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Brian Decker earns Eagle Scout rank

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Brian Decker earns Eagle Scout rank

Feb. 19, 2013

FORTVILLE — Brian Arlic Decker, 16, recently received Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Only 4 percent of Scouting’s national membership attain the rank of Eagle.

Decker, a member of Troop 335 in the Northeast District, has been involved in Boy Scouts for nearly 11 years.

Decker demonstrated leadership in his troop, serving in positions such as Librarian and Historian. He exceeded the required 21 merit badges, earning an additional eight, for a total of 29 merit badges. He is recognized in Scouting for his strong skills and abilities, and it is through these qualities Decker worked to achieve rank as Eagle Scout.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Decker restored and painted a T-ball concession stand for his town’s park. With the newly renovated concession stand, citizens of his community are now able to use it for games and other functions.

Fourteen volunteers assisted Decker with the concession stand’s redevelopment which took one day to complete. Decker, along with his group of volunteers, worked to create a space the Fortville community could enjoy for many years to come.

Boy Scouts of America is a youth development organization that’s designed to prepare young people to make ethical and moral decisions throughout their lifetimes. The goals of Scouting consist of citizenship training, character development and personal fitness. Throughout the Boy Scout program, young people are encouraged to advance through ranks by fulfilling requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. To get more information on Scouting call (317) 813-7125 or visit www.crossroadsbsa.org.

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