A Boy Scout troop that has produced many Eagle Scouts holds a ceremony for yet another one

DAVID F. ASHTON - Assistant Scoutmaster Tom Armstrong joins new Eagle Scout Alexander Hart and Scoutmaster Eric Meren for a celebratory photo. Yet another Boy Scout was respected for his diligence in an "Eagle Court of Honor", held on the evening of June 3, at Moreland Presbyterian Church,

Friends, family, and members of Troop 64 – Lewis & Clark District, Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America – gathered to honor Alexander Hart as he ascended to Eagle Scout.

Hart, a graduating senior at Cleveland High School, said he started with Cub Scout Pack 64 while in second grade in 2010, and stayed in the Scouts ever since.

In addition to having earned some 30 badges and certifications, Hart's Eagle Scout project was recruiting and managing a crew to maintain the White Pine Trail at Hoyt Arboretum.

Asked what struck him most during his time in scouting, Hart replied, "It's how many kids drop out; it seems kind of odd that so many kids who start don't finish."

What it takes to become an Eagle Scout is self-motivation, he told THE BEE. "You have to be a good Scout, and have the drive to get through it."

As he now prepares to head off to the University of Oregon, Hart remarked that the most important lesson in scouting is its motto: "Be prepared!"

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