Schmitz earns Eagle Scout honors The Sioux Council of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 66 of Vermillion held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Allen James Schmitz. The ceremony was held on Sept. 28, 2008 at the W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boy Scout can achieve. To obtain the rank of Eagle Scout a Boy Scout needs to complete 21 merit badges and organize and complete a community service project. Allen's community service project was that he installed three benches for the BluffView Cemetery. The master of ceremonies for this program was Tate McCann. The invocation was read by Father John Fischer. The official court opening was presented by Mike Card. The Eagle Charge was given by Robert Morecraft. The presentation of the Eagle badge was performed by District Commissioner of the Lewis & Clark Trails District of the Sioux Council, Tony Nelson. Letters of recommendation were ready by John Mueller and a special presentation was made by Ken Varns. Allen is the son of Jerry and Sally Schmitz of Vermillion.
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