Gavin Benoit of Troop 123 earns Eagle Scout award

Thirteen year old Gavin Benoit of Troop 123 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. In order to have achieved Eagle Scout rank, a scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and planned, developed, and gave leadership to others in a service project that benefited his church, community, or school. Only four percent of Scouts attain Eagle Scout, the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. Gavin J. Benoit, son of Philip & Kelley Benoit, Shawnee, Kansas. Gavin began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub in Kindergarten with Cub Scout Pack 3249 in Shawnee, Kansas. He earned the arrow of light award and transferred to Troop 123 in Lenexa, Kansas. He has held the positions of Webmaster, Patrol Leader, and Troop Guide. As a student at Trailridge Middle School he has been on the Honor Roll. Gavin is currently a member of the middle school band and jazz band. He was also a member of the middle school cross country team, Team Swanson.

For his eagle project, Gavin and his team of scouts place over a hundred Storm Water Inlet Markers and placed door hangars on the surrounding homes, helping the City of Shawnee make everyone aware of the environmental impact of dumping unwanted waste material down the drains.

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