Brady Roemmich accomplished a prestigious rank that only 24 Hettinger scouts have made since 1922 and only six since 1998.Posted Feb. 28, 2013
Brady Roemmich accomplished a prestigious rank that only 24 Hettinger scouts have made since 1922 and only six since 1998. This accomplishment was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Of 100 scouts that start in scouting only four scouts make it to the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scouts can be found in all aspects of American Life. They are Senators, Congressman, Leaders of Business, Presidents, Astronauts, Military Leaders and many more occupations; some men that are Eagle Scouts, Neil Armstrong, Gerald Ford, Mike Rowe.
In order to make the Eagle Rank, he must do the following achieve five rank advancements, 21 merit badges and demonstrate his leadership ability by completing a project that will assist the community, church or chartering organization, a board of review, Eagle Scout application and a review of the project by the Council and National Boy Scout organization.
Of the 21 merit badges, the scouts must earn 11 required badges; these badges are in citizenship, first aid, camping, personal management and finance, physical fitness, communication, nature study and emergency preparedness. All this must be completed before the scout reaches the age of 18.
Brady’s ceremony was held at the Bowman Lutheran Church and there were approximately 25 people at this ceremony. The ceremony talked about the importance of being on Eagle Scout and that he is part of a unique brotherhood that will follow him for the rest of his life. Brady received many letters of congratulations from two presidents, (Barak Obama and George HW Bush), Senators (Hoeven and Conrad), North Dakota Supreme Court Justis Dale Sandstrom, Governor Dalrymple and Movie Star of Dirty Job Mike Rowe.
The day ended with Brady thanking everyone that helped him make through the long trip to Eagle Scout and refreshment after the ceremony.
If you have any information about the Eagle Scouts of the past, contact me and I can pass on the information to the rest of the community.
If you and/or your scout would be interested in joining Troop 45 can call (701) 567-3518 (cell) or leave a message at (701) 567-2372. We meet every Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operation Center, which is located behind the Adams County Courthouse. Troop 45’s chartering organization is the American Legion Post 115, until next time.