Congratulations to Austin Dees for achieving the prestigious honor of Eagle Scout rank. Austin was recognized for his many accomplishments in Scouting and he recognized his mother and the mentors who have helped him on his trail to Eagle. He shared his favorite scouting memories, as well as some of the challenges he faced, but he strongly encouraged his fellow Scouts to persist on their own paths toward Eagle rank.
Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process. Austin joins the ranks of over 2.5 million youth who have earned Eagle Scout rank. The ceremony was followed by a reception with friends and family.