Upon entering Boy Scouts in the fifth grade, he started on the path to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

Boy Scout Troop 232 recently held a Court of Honor to award the Eagle Scout rank to Sebastian Rhoades. Sebastian started his scouting adventure in the first grade by joining Cub Scouts. He was a member of Den 10 and enjoyed a plethora of events and earned numerous merit badges and awards. Upon entering Boy Scouts in the fifth grade, he started on the path to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. In Boy Scouts, Sebastian spent a total of 78 nights camping with his troop, volunteered 124 hours of community service, and earned 29 merit badges. “I love learning different things that you would not do in normal everyday life. For instance, at Scout Camp I took classes to earn my Metalwork merit badge and learned how to blacksmith. I now have my own forge and anvil at home!” enthuses Sebastian. During the Court of Honor, Sebastian honored two mentors who have helped him move forward on his path to earning Eagle Scout. Patti Reed, who was his Cub Scout Den Leader, and Troop 232 Scout Master Billy Troxel were instrumental to his achievement.

Harper Chapel United Methodist men’s group in Osage Beach sponsors Boy Scout Troop 232. They are lead by Scout Master Troxel. Troop 232 stays active in the community by participating in various events, from the Osage Beach Easter Egg Hunt to the Veterans Day parade. Each week the scouts meet at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church and once a month the troop goes on campouts to further their advancements through the ranks to one day become an Eagle Scout. To become an Eagle Scout, the scout has to complete 21 merit badges (which include 13 required badges) serve in a leadership capacity in his troop, and complete an approved community service project. For more information contact the Scout Master at 573-480-6953.