On Tuesday, June 27, Norwood City Council honored three groups for their contributions to the City. Council passed resolutions honoring these groups and they were presented with a framed copy to keep in remembrance. First, Council honored Devon Falkenstein and Benjamin Fanning, from Norwood’s Boy Scout Troop 9, who recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Although the resolution was passed on June 27, the scouts were actually honored at the June 13 council meeting. Eagle Scout is the highest rank a boy scout can earn. Both earned over the 21 merit badges required. They are in an elite group of boy scouts, as only 4% of boy scouts earn this rank. They were honored with the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony on June 7 at Zion United Church of Christ. Council did not just honor Falkenstein and Fanning for earning the rank of Eagle Scout, but for a major project they did for the City. As part of earning the top ranking, the two scouts had to complete a service project. Both Falkenstein and Fanning chose to rebuild both wooden bridges at Lindner Park.
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