Dendinger awarded Eagle Scout rank On Feb. 23, Tom Dendinger, a scout from Vermillion Troop 66 of the Sioux Council of Boy Scouts of America, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.
The Eagle Scout rank is awarded to a scout who has successfully completed the requirements which include earning a total of at least 21 Merit Badges, having demonstrated the Scout Oath and Scout Law in everyday life and having served a leadership capacity in their Scout Troop. In addition, the scout must complete a scout project. Tom's project was to enter the records of the BluffView Cemetery into a computer database to be used by the Clay County Historical Society.
During the ceremony, Sister Rosemarie Maly gave the invocation, Dave Broadwell was the guest speaker, Art Rusch spoke on the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout, Tony Nelson presented the Eagle Scout award, and Royce Engstrom read the Eagle Charge.