Ian and Jack Roche of Naperville recently earned Eagle Scout and were honored at an October 19 ceremony at Timothy Lutheran Church in Naperville. Read the full press release below:
Ian and Jack Roche, members of Boy Scout Troop #501 and residents of Naperville, have both earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts of America offers. Only three to four percent of Boy Scout members ever attain this prestigious honor.
Ian and Jack, 15, Sophomores at Naperville North High School, each achieved the 21 merit badges, service hours and positions of leadership in their Troop that are required to receive the Eagle Scout award. Ian's Eagle project involved building and retrofitting step stools to be used at food packing stations at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Aurora.
Jack's Eagle project involved designing and building a shelving unit to house more than 350 pounds of fitness equipment in the new TRX room at the downtown Naperville YMCA.
Ian and Jack have been active in Scouting since the first grade and became Boy Scouts in the Spring of 2009. They have both greatly enjoyed scouting and all that it has to offer, especially the camp outs and going on a High Adventure trip to the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota.
Ian and Jack have also been honored by their fellow Scouts by being inducted into the Order of the Arrow.