Archive for Thursday, January 5, 2006

Basehor youth earns Eagle award

January 5, 2006

Kyle E. Robinson, 14, of Basehor, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.

Kyle was recognized in ceremonies on Nov. 27 at the Immanuel Baptist Church at 8822 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan.

Kyle is a member of Troop 1 chartered out of Immanuel Baptist Church.

He is one of approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to statistics kept by the Boy Scouts of America. Troop 1 has a long, proud history with Immanuel Baptist Church extending more than 90 years and producing numerous Eagle Scouts living and serving this and other communities throughout the nation.

Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community-, church- or synagogue-related service project to earn his Eagle. Kyle chose to organize a group of youths and adults to put in around 150 hours of landscaping work at the Kansas School for the Blind in Kansas City Kan.

He has served as Senior Patrol Leader and received numerous awards in his years in Cub and Boy Scouts.

He joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, moviemaker Steven Spielberg, FBI director William Sessions, and the late Ewing Kauffman, owner of the Kansas City Royals.

Kyle is a member of Heritage Presbyterian Church.

He also is active in debate and choir at Basehor-Linwood High School, where he is a freshman.

He is the son of James and Joan Robinson of Basehor.

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