As students raced to the end of the school year, two local men were inducted into a small club with the highest honor in scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout.
Jack Thomas Whitacre and Duncan Jeffrey Fuehne were awarded their medals May 21 with a National Eagle Court of Honor.
The young men each earned 24 merit badges, a variety of special awards, served in many leadership billets and rounded out their efforts with an Eagle Scout project to benefit their community for years to come.
The first candidate, Whitacre earned many special awards including; the Arrow of Light, Century Awards: 50 Nights Camping, 50 Hours Service, Mile Swim, Polar Bear, Totin’ Chip.
Whitacre’s project was to refurbish the high school boys and girls golf team equipment shed at the Los Alamos Golf Course. The effort included moving internal walls, adding shelving, removing and replacing rotted trim, rebuilding the door, priming and repainting the exterior, landscaping and more.
Whitacre was introduced to receive his honor by LAMS teacher and LAHS golf coach, Andy Ainsworth.
Whitacre enjoyed directing the project and knows it couldn’t be possible without his fellow scouts. “It took a lot of planning and hard work, but it was worth the effort,” Whitacre said.