Kyler Moore, of Camdenton, was honored and presented a $500 scholarship from Bud Simmons of Mariner Pier 31 in Camdenton. Moorewas chosen based on his achievement of the Eagle Scout rank and being an active member of the scouts, who was always ready to help anyway he could.
Simmons also selected Moore for being a good student, member of the National Honor Society, a star athlete, a dependable hard worker, and a good example for others to follow.
Moore was the first to receive a scholarship from a fund that Simmons has set up to help and honor Eagles Scouts.
The scholarships will go first to Eagle scouts who have received their God and Country Awards and are from the Camdenton area where the Simmons business is based, or Eldon where he grew up and received his awards.
These are also to show his long overdue appreciation for his scout master Mr. Doris Scrivner and all the other scout leaders who give countless hours working with our young people grooming them to be our future leaders and teaching them things they will never forget.
Scrivner was responsible for helping five young men from the town of Eldon to receive their Eagle badges all at one time and should have set a record based on the size of the town and how many received their Eagle badges together.
It took years for Simmons to realize most of the things he held dear originated during his Boy Scout days and could be traced back to lessons learned while he was a scout in Eldon.
Simmons will be giving away other scholarships and would like to get all other Eagles or businesses in the area to get together and help more young men get their Eagle badges, help with scholarships and honor them in any way they can.
You can call Simmons at 573-692-0502 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved and help these outstanding young men.