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Posted: 10/16/13


Kirk Lightcap attains
rank of Eagle Scout

      Kirk Lightcap, a member of Boy Scout Troop 256 attained the rank of Eagle on May 13, 2013.
       Lightcap, a resident of Washington Township, is a 2013 Romeo High School graduate and the son of Brian and Patricia Lightcap.
       He started his Scouting career as a Tiger Cub at the age of 6 in Pack 287 and crossed over to Troop 256 in February 2006 at the age of 11 after achieving the Arrow of Light.
       He attained Eagle, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, after steadily advancing through the ranks of Scouting. He has been an active member of Troop 256, is a member of the Order of the Arrow (OA), has taken National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and has completed the required merit badges.
       In order to attain the rank of Eagle, Lightcap had to take a leadership role in a community project. His project was for Grace Lutheran Fellowship Preschool.
       His project consisted of planting a row of trees and erecting 110 feet of PVC coated fence with two gates around the preschool area to protect the children. He planned the project, then guided fellow Scouts and youth to lay out the area, dig holes, set posts with concrete, set gates, stretch the fence, tie the fence and plant trees.
       He guided approximately 20 Scouts and other volunteers who under Lightcap's leadership spent many hours completing his Eagle Scout project.
       Lightcap had to meet with the church trustees and the board of education through the preschool to get approval for his project. It took months of preparation and fundraising to complete this project. He raised the funds and gathered the materials through donations and then proceeded to complete the project.
       Lightcap went to Philmont Scout Ranch as a Scout and attended many campouts through the years.
       Troop 256 was started in 1970 and since that time there have been 34 Scouts from the troop who have attained the rank of Eagle. Troop 256 of Washington is sponsored by the Washington Lions Club.
       Lightcap celebrated his Eagle Court of Honor on Sept. 26 at Grace Lutheran Fellowship.

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