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David Lentz awarded Eagle Rank at Court of Honor

David Michael Lentz of Beaufort received his Eagle Scout Rank at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at The Parish Church of St. Helena on Monday, March 7th.

From left: Assistant Scout Master Ray Lentz, Brian Lentz, with new Eagle Scout David Lentz, and Scoutmaster, Mark Henderson. Photo by Faye Dagley.
From left: Assistant Scout Master Ray Lentz, Brian Lentz, with new Eagle Scout David Lentz, and Scoutmaster, Mark Henderson. Photo by Faye Dagley.

To earn the Eagle Scout rank David completed a service project and earned 27 merit badges. He had to create a budget, raise funds, purchase materials and finally organize and lead a team of Scouts, parents and friends to complete the project. Lentz cleaned and cleared a walking trail at Whale Branch Middle School, making it more walkable and useful to the students, faculty, and community.

In addition to earning the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, David was inducted into the Order of the Arrow Scouting Brotherhood, and served in leadership positions as Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, and Philmont Scout Ranch Trek Crew Leader. David is a senior at Beaufort High School where he is a member of the Wrestling Team and the National Honor Society.

At this same event, Eagle Scout Brian Lentz, older brother of David, was belatedly presented the Sons of the American Revolution Gov. Paul Hamilton Eagle Scout of the Year Award for 2014. Brian is currently a sophomore at The Citadel and was recognized in June that year by the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter for having achieved the Eagle Scout designation during his Honor Court. Brian was selected for this Chapter award after going off to the Citadel and was finally presented his Award Medal by Eagle Scout Scholarship Chairmen Jody Henson. Both boys are members of Parish Church of Saint Helena Boy Scout Troop 1712 and the sons of Ann and Ray Lentz of Beaufort.

The Eagle rank is the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. According to the Boy Scouts of America, only 5 percent of scouts have earned the rank since its inception in 1912. Lentz join the ranks of over 2 million scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Monday’s Court of Honor was well attended by family, friends and distinguished guests, Jody Henson, of the Sons of the American Revolution Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter who presented the SAR Eagle Scout Certificate of Recognition, and Jake Baker, Lowcountry District Executive of the Boy Scouts of America.