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Chinook's J.J. Colby awarded Eagle Scout achievement at June court of honor


August 8, 2018

J.J. Colby and Hi-line Boy Scout District Committee Chairman Bill Lanier pose with the tableful of awards and recognitions that were a part of J.J.'s Eagle Scout court of honor held in June. Colby was awarded his Eagle Scout rank, the highest level a Boy Scout can achieve, joining the four percent of young men who reach the pinnacle of scouting.

J.J. Colby was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a June court of honor in Chinook. Only about four percent of all Boy Scouts achieve this highest rank in Scouting. To complete the Eagle Scout rank a Boy Scout must complete a number of lower ranks, beginning at about 12 years of age, and finish the top echelon's requirements before reaching the age of 18. Since the Eagle Scout program was created in 1917 just over two million young men have earned the rank with many going on to notable careers in both the public and private sectors.

Colby began working on the requirements for his Eagle Sco...

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