Eagle Scout project was to landscape 1,706 feet in front of the dog kennels at Dogwood Animal Shelter
Earlier this month, Brandon Kapp earned a personal reason to remember the centennial year of Boy Scouts of America.
Kapp, of Troop 29 received his Eagle Scout rank at an Eagle Court of Honor at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Camdenton.
The ceremony recognized the achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
Requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout, among others, include earning at least 21 merit badges and serving in several leadership positions in the troop. In addition, each scout had to manage and organize an extensive service project.
Kapp’s Eagle Scout project was to landscape 1,706 feet in front of the dog kennels at Dogwood Animal Shelter. When his team finished landscaping the initial areas, they had left over gravel to landscape two additional areas.
He raised $2,807.77 from 38 different businesses and individuals for the project. Brandon put in 85 hours and organized 17 adult and scout helpers, who put in 91 hours for a total of 177 hours to complete the entire project.
His official Eagle Scout attainment date was Nov. 2, 2009.
Kapp, a 15-year-old freshman at Camdenton High School, is the son of Barbara and Kevin Kapp of Camdenton and members of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
He received the following special awards and positions: Arrow of Light, Mile Swim, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Historian, Order of the Arrow Ordeal and brotherhood, Sons of Daniel Boone Pioneer, Trail Blazer and Assemblyman, as well as Junior Leadership Training.
Brandon was formerly a member of Troop 250 in Perryville, Mo. Troop 250 is a part of the Greater St. Louis Council and is in the Shawnee District.
Troop 29 in Camdenton is part of the Great Rivers Council and is in the Kinderhook District.
Charter organization is the Knights of Columbus Council No. 6365 in Camdenton.
Scout Master is Greg Hueste.