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Eagle Scout Kyle Gibbs    
Friday, October 17 2014 @ 05:56 PM UTC

Troop News Kyle Gibbs Eagle Court of Honor
St. Simon the Apostle
October 12, 2014

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Kyle Gibbs! Kyle completed his Eagle Board of Review on August 4, 2014. His Eagle Court of Honor was held on October 12, 2014 at St. Simon the Apostle. At his Court of Honor Nick B was the MC, Fr. Purcell gave the invocation, Mrs. Gibbs read a poem, Mr. DiMercurio spoke of scout spirit, Chris C read the Eagle Trail and Mr. Cain gave Kyle’s scouting history.

Next, Mr. Lou Miller from Greater St. Louis Area Council conducted the Eagle Scout Pledge, Eagle Charge and Eagle Presentation. Kyle presented the Eagle Mom and Dad pins to his parents and also presented a rose to his mother. Kyle presented his Eagle Mentor pin to Mr. Cain. Kyle’s father presented Kyle with an American Flag that had flown over the state capital.

Closing remarks were made by Mr. DiMercurio, and then Mr. Miller closed the court of honor.

The Gibbs family did a first class job coordinating the court of honor and assembling all Kyle’s awards photos and memorabilia from his years of scouting. (Click on “Read More” below for more photos and text from Kyle’s Eagle Court of Honor!)

Kyle started down the scout trail in 2004 as a Tiger Cub in first grade. He completed Cub Scouts as a Webelos II in fifth grade earning the Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouts. While a Cub Scout he also earned two religious awards, the Light of Christ and the Parvuli Dei metals. Kyle earned 29 sports and academic belt loops and 16 sports and academic pins while in Cub Scouts. Kyle also earned all 20 Webelos Activity Pins, earning him the Webelos Super Achiever award. As a Cub Scout he attended several camping events: Dad and Lad, Mom and Me, Webelos minicamp, Webelos week long camp, a Fall Pacao, 3 pack campouts, and 4 summer day camps.

In fifth grade, Kyle crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 161 and became a member of the River Rat Patrol. Kyle has held the following leadership positions within the troop: Chaplains Aid, Order of the Arrow Troop Rep, Assistant Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scout Master, which is his current troop position.

Kyle earned the Mile Swim award at his first summer camp. During his second summer camp he was selected as an Ordeal candidate at the Order of the Arrow ceremony. The Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts. He became an Ordeal member at the OA Fall Reunion later that year. One year later he became a Brotherhood member. During his third summer camp, Kyle was awarded the Famous Eagle Silver Bullet award for expert marksmanship in rifle shooting. (Who knew that all those hours playing 007 on Xbox would pay off?)

Kyle has accumulated 40 nights of Boy Scout camping with 4 week long camps and the balance of weekend camping trips.

So far Kyle has earned 26 merit badges, 8 working solo, 15 earned at summer camps, and 3 at workshops.

At the age of 16, Kyle has earned his Eagle Rank and we look forward to his continued leadership in Troop 161.

To see Kyle’s Eagle Project, right click on the following link to open in a new window. See Kyle’s Eagle Project!

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