Archive for Thursday, March 31, 2005

Scouts earn Eagle Awards

March 31, 2005

Andrew Cameron, 16, and Chris Nelson, 18, both of Lansing, have earned the Eagle Award, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts.

Cameron and Nelson were recognized in a ceremony Feb. 27 at Lansing Community Center.

Members of Lansing Troop 165, Nelson and Cameron are among the approximately 2 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Mike Bessaparis.

Each candidate must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or synagogue-related service project to earn his Eagle award.

Cameron worked with Lansing Parks and Recreation Department to replaster and remodel the two large community meeting rooms in front of the Lansing Activity Center.

Nelson organized a group to paint street address numbers on the curbs in Rock Creek and Southern Hills subdivisions under the guidance of Lansing Police Department.

Cameron has served as senior patrol leader, as well as various other leadership positions in the troop. He is a member of the honorary camping society of Order of the Arrow and the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

He is also a member of First Presbyterian Church and is active in the Leadership Council at Lansing High School as junior class vice president, varsity golf and varsity band, where he is a percussionist.

He is son of Dick and Tera Cameron, Lansing.

Nelson served in several positions, including instructor, quartermaster and bugler. He is a brother member in the honor camping society of Order of the Arrow.

He is a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is also in the Lansing High School Leadership Council, participates in varsity soccer and golf, plays trumpet in the band, and is active in Kays, Scholar Bowl, National Honor Society, and Tri M music honor society.

He is the son of Andi Pawlowski, Lansing, and Jeff Nelson, Lenexa.

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