Friday, July 3, 2009

Three Brothers earn Eagle rank!

Three brothers in Cincinnati have all earned their Eagle rank! Within weeks of each other!

Justin Talbot is an Eagle Scout. And so is his brother Jaden. And so is their brother, Jarron.


The brothers becoming Eagle Scouts together is a rare subsection of an already rare designation - just 5 percent of the 905,879 Boy Scouts in the United States achieved the rank last year, according to the Boy Scouts of America."We almost never see that. For all three of them to achieve it, it's definitely very remarkable," said Ken Brunner, a spokesman for the local Dan Beard Council of the BSA.


To become an Eagle Scout, one must earn 21 merit badges - Justin earned 29, Jaden has 27 and Jarron has 22. Among other prerequisites, Eagle Scouts also complete a leadership service project. They must be under age 18 while fulfilling the requirements.Justin helped improve recreational facilities for the Butler County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. Jaden built hardware that assisted workers from the Clermont County Board of MRDD who do work for Cintas. Jarron teamed up with Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship to remove and replace a rotting fence.

Well done, guys. You're a great example to Scouts everywhere. (The full article can be found HERE in the Cincinnati Enquirer.)