ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A plaque dedication honoring the 178 Eagle Scouts of Troop 210 took place at the Church of St. Pius X in Rochester.
Plaques included names of Eagle Scouts going back to the 1970s. An Eagle is the highest rank a scout can reach. Scouts gain prestige by earning merit badges for successfully completing activities aimed at building their character and leadership skills.
Mark McDonnell's son is part of the current Eagle Scouts in Rochester.
McDonnell, who also is an assistant scout master, said the scout program helps boys develop into men.
"With all of the other distractions, whether it be young men getting cars, getting girlfriends and sports, it's really a challenge to be a part of something like scouting that's been around for 100 years," said McDonnell. "Anytime anyone needs something we're happy to provide cheerful service."
The scouts do a variety of community services such as raking leaves and collecting food for the food shelves.
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