Burnet Boy Scout Troop #289 advanced one of their own to Eagle Scout for the first time in several years on Oct. 17.
Friends and family gathered at 700 Janet Drive to recognize the accomplishments of Addison Nicholas Bieze in a ceremony held in accordance with Gov. Greg Abbott’s health guidelines.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, achieved by earning a minimum of 21 merit badges, being a Life Scout for at least six months, demonstrating Scout Spirit and leadership within the troop, crew or ship, according to the organization.
“We are excited that there will be many more young men to follow Addison’s example and complete the requirements for this distinguised honor,” Assistant Scout Master Douglas Marvin said in a press release.
Bieze’s Eagle Scout project involved raised garden beds and was completed prior to his advancement.
“Addison, your conduct along the trail has been excellent,” Scout Master Michael Holcomb said at the ceremony. “You have rededicated yourself to the principles of Scouting, but one more thing is important: your future.
“As an Eagle Scout, you become a guide to other Scouts of lower rank.”