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Denton earns rank of Eagle Scout

By Allison Flores

Yorktown News-View

Jakob Denton, a Nordheim ISD senior and member of Cuero Boy Scout Troop 245, recently earned the honor of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank that Boy Scouts offers. A Court of Honor ceremony was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Cuero on Sunday, Jan. 5.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Denton had to earn at least 21 merit badges, and demonstrate leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out an Eagle project; typically, only 6% of Boy Scouts will reach the Eagle Scout honor.

Denton sat down for an interview to pin-point some highlights from his Boy Scout escapades.

“I joined as a Cub Scout, a Wolf, around first or second grade,” said the now senior, “so, I’ve been doing it since then.”

With over 10 years of Boy Scout service under his belt, Denton had plenty of memories to reflect on.

“We did all kinds of service projects,” laughed Denton. He pointed out a project done recently at a summer camp in Oklahoma.

“We rebuilt a path on a creek–we rebuilt it with giant rocks through the creek– it took a long time,” he said.

For his Eagle project, Denton installed a bat house at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Cuero; Denton noted that the idea came when the church was removing bats out of the building, and asked if he would want to help with relocating them safely.

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