Creek’s Rugg earns Eagle Scout Court of Honor

By T. Scott Boatrght 

It’s become an annual tradition for Ruston Boy Scout Troop 45 in recent years — holding an Eagle Scout Court of Honor.

And Troop 45, chartered by Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston,  was back at it recently as Cedar Creek senior Ethan Rugg was officially conferred with the highest rank in Scouting.

According to the BSA website, in Scouting the eagle stands for strength of character, and for knowledge of all phases of Scouting. The eagle represents an understanding of community and nation, and a deep respect for the same. The eagle is a symbol of what a young man has done as well as what that young man will do, and will be, when he grows to manhood. The eagle is a leader. The eagle is respected, both by his peers and by his adult leaders.

Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process.

In 2019, 8 percent of all Scouts BSA earned the Eagle Scout rank.

Involved in scouting since becoming a Cub Scout in the first grade, Rugg capped off his scouting days recently by completing the final stage to reach Eagle rank by planning, organizing and completing a service project whereby he and his crew constructed a wheelchair ramp for The Springs Church in Ruston.

Rugg is the son of Tracie and Jared Rugg, and, after graduation plans to attend Louisiana Tech University.

 
 

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