Eight Scouts from Troop 4, Ada, are among the scouts in the 2013 Class of Eagles that will be honored at the Arbuckle Area Council Annual Banquet Friday night.
The annual event, held this year at the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur, traditionally recognizes Boy Scouts from throughout the council who have earned the coveted Eagle Rank in Scouting.
Josh Eager is the son of Jud and Dawn Harris and Chase Eager. His Eagle service project was leading the construction of a fire danger warning sign for the Fittstown Volunteer Fire Department.
Aaron Frerichs attends school at Meeker, Oklahoma. His parents are Darrell and Sue Ellen (McFarlane) Frerichs. His Eagle service project was the construction of improvements to the playground at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, his home church in Shawnee.
Charlie Hansen, the son of Robin (Linker) Hansen and the late Bruce Hansen, organized the food inventory for Matthew 25, a food distribution program at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Sidney Hysten is the son of Duane and Aretha Hysten. He chose to lead a crew of helpers in a cleaning day for the First Christian Church, home of his Scout troop.
Brandon Lemons is the son of Mike and Casey Lemons. A cleaning day at the Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church was his Eagle service project.
Todd Penick, son of Georgette Penick, has been a referee for the Ada Boys and Girls Club soccer program and saw a need for benches at the Boys and Girls Club. The construction of two benches at the soccer field was his Eagle service project.
Nick Phillips, the son of Robert and Jennifer Phillips, recruited a group of friends and fellow Scouts to help him inventory food and assist in the food distribution for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for three months.
Karsten Thompson is the son of Karah Thompson and grandson of Greta Thompson and the late Charles Thompson. As an active member of the youth program at First Presbyterian Church, Karsten recruited a team to help him repair the surface and paint parking stripes in the parking lot of his church home.
The scouts received their Eagle Award in a ceremony at the First Christian Church on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2013. Scoutmaster of Troop 4 is Angus McFarlane. Members of the Eagle Presentation Team were James Tillison, Easton Bruegel, Adam Piepke, Edward Sallee, Matthew Sellars, and Andrew Sneed. Vocalist was Will Rauch.