09 Apr 2013

Six CHS Students Earn Eagle Scout Ranking

Six Catholic High School students earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle is the highest rank given by the Boy Scouts of America; and it denotes service, character and leadership. For every 100 boys who join Scouting, only two will achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. CHS students earning the rank were seniors Tyler Bellue, Ryan Harb, Troy Henderson IV, and Nicholas Salzer of Troop 229 at St. Thomas Moore; sophomore Brett Vidrine of Troop 7 at St. Aloysius; and freshman Patrick Popadick of Troop 103 at St. Jude.

To earn this rank, a Scout must progress through six ranks, earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve in several leadership positions within his troop, and provide service to the community. In addition a Scout must plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for a religious community organization.

Popadic’s service project consisted of building a canoe launch and access trail at the Waddill Wildlife Education Center in Baton Rouge. For his service project, Vidrine built two computer desks for the Bishop Ott Mení´s Shelter. Bellue’s project was to repair benches outside of St. Thomas More Church.  Harb’s project was removing and restriping the St. Thomas More Preschool parking lot.  Henderson’s project involved making a pathway from the patio to the play are at the Battered Women’s Shelter.  Salzer repaired and refinished benches for the St. Thomas More Preschool.