“Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle” has new meaning for a quartet of Boy Scouts from Troop 328 in Timonium as Davey Huber, Jack Kelly, Mason Krimm and Kaden Nelson were recently awarded the distinguished rank.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank that a Boy Scout can achieve and the title is held for life. Honored at The Eagle Court of Honor at the Maryland state fairgrounds on May 21, Davey and Kaden, rising high school seniors, and Jack and Mason, recent high school graduates, had the opportunity to show off their achievements and accomplishments from their years of Scouting.
Their names will also be engraved on the Eagle Scout plaque that adorns the wall of the fellowship hall at Timonium United Methodist Church.
Fewer than 4 percent of all Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. And the path to attaining this rare status is a lengthy one.
It includes earning more than 20 merit badges,demonstrating leadership and completing an extensive service project that the Scout plans and executes.
Eagle projects are always a group effort with support coming from family and friends, fellow scouts, scoutmasters and troop leaders. And the projects generally benefit local schools and churches.
The troop leaders, including Brian Nelson, Scoutmaster along with assistant Scoutmasters, Hank Feibusch, Carl Bauer, Scott Kelly, Dave Huber, Kristen Engelke and Mike Key, were instrumental in guiding the boys throughout their Scouting careers.
For the group’s Eagle projects, two tons of gravel, one ton of sand, loads of mulch, pavers and rocks were all put in place by many volunteers over the past few months.
Davey focused his attention at Timonium Elementary School by building an outdoor learning space which is filled with mulch and equipped with benches and a solid wood edging.
Maryland Presbyterian Church was the site of Jack’s Eagle project where he installed a drainage ditch featuring a river rock filled drain to help eliminate flooding in the church’s garden.
For Mason’s Eagle project, he built mobile storage shelving units at Central Presbyterian Church, so the church could easily store and move their items for major events.
Timonium United Methodist Church now has a new walkway in place thanks to Kaden’s Eagle project. He installed a paver pathway to connect two existing walkways at the back of the church.
Boy Scout Troop 328 is an active troop where the boy leadership in the troop plans and executes all camping trips, activities and meetings. After getting their start as Cub Scouts, these young men have been in Boy Scouts together for six years and have all assumed various leadership roles in the troop including senior patrol leader, webmaster, quartermaster, scribe, historian and junior assistant Scoutmaster.
Davey, Jack, Mason and Kaden have enjoyed some terrific adventures and traditions over their years as Scouts, and the four have camped for a combined total of more than 600 nights in Boy Scouts.
Their travels have included high adventure camping experiences at Florida Seabase Out Island Camping, Summit Bechtel 50 Miles of Whitewater Kayaking and Camping and the Northern Tier 50 Miles of Canoeing.
Congratulations to Davey, Jack, Mason and Kaden on achieving so much during their scouting days and gaining the rank of Eagle Scout.