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Eagle scouts honored with Plaque

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47)--  A plaque dedication took place at St. Pius Church in Rochester. It honored the 178 troop, 210 eagle scouts.

Today plaques read the names of all the eagle troops, back to those who began in the 1970's.

An eagle is the highest rank a scout can reach. They gain prestige by earning merit badges.

To be awarded badges, they must successfully complete activities aimed at building their character and leadership skills.

Mark McDonnell's son is part of the current eagle scouts in Rochester and McDonnell is also an assistant scout master. He says the point of scouts is to develop them 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. Anytime anyone needs something we're happy to provide cheerful service."

The scouts do a variety of community services like raking leaves and collecting food for the food shelves.




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