As members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 199, Adam Hoernschemeyer, Gabe Boris, and Eric Hickerson have all achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award a Boy Scout can earn, and will be honored at an Eagle Court of Honor Saturday.
They earned this award by completing a minimum of 21 merit badges, held several troop positions of responsibility throughout their six years in Boy Scouts and successfully completed an Eagle Scout project requiring them to plan, develop and give leadership to others in the community.
The three scouts made their way to the end of a successful scouting career by starting together in Cub Scout Pack 170 in first grade at Harrison Parkway Elementary.
While only a small percentage of all boys entering scouting earn the rank of Eagle, it is even more unique that the three Scouts rose through the ranks to celebrate this achievement in a combined Court of Honor.
Collectively, their Eagle Scout Projects resulted in more than 400 hours of service by volunteers from the community. Hoernschemeyer’s Eagle project for Northview Christian Church created six concrete pads for the disk golf course. Boris’s Eagle project demonstrated handy man skills by building shelves at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Hickerson’s Eagle project benefitted the Hamilton County Humane Society by making more than 100 fleece blankets for the animals at the shelter.
The community is welcome to join Scout Master Bryan Spellman, Troop 199 and their friends and family to honor their achievement in a ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fishers Junior High School.