Congratulations to Andrew and his proud parents ! Scouting is one of the BEST things you can get your kids involved in. It's kinda like being a Marine - - once a Marine, always a Marine - same is true of scouting - - - once a Boy Scout, always a Boy Scout.
Another Eagle added to ranks of Troop 69
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 20, 2012 - 2:41am
Photos and article submitted by Steve Ognibene:
Three obligations of an Eagle are honor, loyalty and courage. Today marked the third Eagle Ceremony in the past three months for Troop 69 of Batavia.
Today’s Eagle Court of Honor was for Andrew T. Lichtenthal. Eagle is the highest recognition that scouting offers. Earned through the advanced program, only a small percentage of boys who begin in scouting receive this honor.
Andrew beat the percentages here. Starting at the age of 14 he had a goal and that was to achieve the Eagle rank.
“Scouting has really helped me break out of my shell!" Andrew said, "I can remember my first meeting where all I could do is look at the floor as I was nervous to be embarrassed by the new faces. I feel much more confident around strangers and I have the tools to earn their respect.”
Andrew's mom and dad have supported him, along with Verne Luce, Bill Brown and Rick Porter and gave him the encouragement to make this his day.
“Now I feel truly prepared to go out into the world and face any challenges that I may meet," he said.
It’s never too late to become a Boy Scout. Troop 69 meets at the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday evenings at 6:30 starting Sept. 9.
Top photo: From left, are Troop 69 Eagle Scouts Andrew Fischer, Andrew T. Lichtenthal and Garrett Eggebrecht.
Jean Lichtenthal, Andrew's mother, pins her son’s Eagle pin on shirt.
Tom Lichtenthal, Andrew's father, adjusts the Eagle neckerchief and slide around Andrew’s collar.
Verne Luce received the Mentor Pin from Andrew. The Mentor Pin signifies the most influential person who has helped a scout to earn his Eagle.