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Boy Scout Troop 1102 Scoutmaster Robert Cox and new Eagle Scout Kevin Barker.

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Kevin Michael Barker of Lincoln earns Eagle Scout

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May 23, 2012]  Kevin Michael Barker, son of Llyle and Sue Barker of Lincoln, was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at Lincoln Christian Church on Sunday. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 1102 in Lincoln and just completed his freshman year at Lincoln Community High School.

During his nine-year Scouting career, Kevin has advanced through Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, earning 28 merit badges on his way to Eagle Scout. The rank of Eagle is earned by 2 to 4 percent of Boy Scouts each year. He successfully led the troop in a project to build 12 park benches for Little Galilee Christian Camp in Clinton, a camp that he has been a part of and has been inspired by.

Kevin has also participated in National Youth Leadership training at Ingersoll Scout Reservation. He has served as senior patrol leader for the troop and has been inducted into the Order of the Arrow honor society. This summer he plans to complete a two-week, 62-mile backpacking trek through the mountains of New Mexico with members of his troop.

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Troop 1102 Scoutmaster Robert Cox presented Kevin with his Eagle Badge during the Court of Honor.

After graduating from Lincoln Community High School, Kevin hopes to enter the medical field.

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