In his letter, Henderson noted the leadership skills displayed by
Schreiner as he organized a team to implement his Eagle Scout
Henderson noted that Schreiner demonstrated well the characteristics
of an Eagle Scout, “Trust, honor, and devotion to his family and
peers.” He said that Garrett “stands tall among his peers due to his
likability, genuineness and sincere devotion to the betterment of
Schreiner completed his Arrow of Light, the landmark accomplishment
that graduates a Cub Scout to a Boy Scout, in 2009. He completed 37
merit badges as a scout. He completed the Lincoln Pilgrimage – a
20-mile hike from Lincoln’s New Salem in Petersburg to Springfield –
Schreiner was also nominated by his troop to attend a national
leadership training. He has held several leadership roles within his
troop, and he has attended several camps including a trip to
Philmont Boy Scout Camp in New Mexico
Henderson then awarded Schreiner with his medallion.
When Schreiner took the stage, he opened by welcoming everyone to
the day's event and thanking his parents for their “tremendous love
He spoke about the cost and sacrifice of the family who supports a
scout. He noted that the sacrifices are not only of time, but also
Schreiner spoke about his Eagle Scout project. He worked to erect a
sign for the Lincoln Community High School FFA organization. The
sign is located near the curve at Woodlawn and Keokuk. He said that
land was donated for the sign from a local farmer/land owner. He
said he wanted to highlight the FFA and acknowledge through that
sign what the FFA does and what it means to the community.
Schreiner noted all those who contributed to the success of the
project, and thanked those who assisted him in the project.
He noted his special mentor, Bob Cox was unable to attend on Sunday,
but he wanted to express his appreciation to Cox for his leadership
throughout his career. Schreiner then called his parents to come to
the front for the ceremonial pinning.
Pastor Mark Thompson was the presenter for Carter Robison. The
pastor said it was an honor to present Carter. Carter has been a
student at Zion Lutheran School and the pastor has known him for
several years. He noted Robison’s dedication to God and faith and
said he had encouraged him to go into the Lutheran ministry.
Robison received his Arrow of Light in 2012 and graduated into Troop
1102 at that time. He has completed 48 merit badges, gone on the
Lincoln pilgrimage four times. He became a member of the Order of
the Arrow in 2014. He has served at Ingersoll Camp as a youth
counselor for two years. He’s attended several camping adventures
including Philmont Scout Camp.
After Robinson received his medallion from Thompson he took the
stage to address the audience.
He began with thanks to the audience for their attendance and
support. He added thanks to those who had put together the program
for the day.
He turned to his parents, thanking them and other members of his
family who supported him in his scouting.
Robison named all the scout masters and assistant leaders who have
led and taught him throughout his scouting career.
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Robison said for his Eagle leadership project, he built a sign for
the Zion Lutheran Church at the corner of North Logan and Fifth
Street. He expressed gratitude to his team that worked with him to
erect the sign.
Robison then presented his mentor team to Ed
Robison, his father. He noted that he wanted to thank Ed who “was
always there no matter what, though he was forced to.”
Carter then invited his mother to join him and his dad on the stage,
where he gave her the mother pin, then gave a second, father pin, to
Michael Meader, Assistant Scout Leader for the troop was called on
to present Noah Burton.
Meader spoke about the mission statement of the boy scouts. He said
the purpose of the Boy Scouts is to make better citizens.
He reviewed the scout oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my
duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other
people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally
awake, and morally straight.
He moved on to the 12 principles: A Scout is: trustworthy, obedient,
loyal, cheerful, helpful, thrifty, friendly, brave, courteous,
clean, kind, and reverent. Meador commented, could anyone think of a
better set of standards by which to live.
Meador said that Burton had set a fine example of all those
Burton began his scouting career in Mason City. When his family
moved to Lincoln, he transferred his membership to the local
scouting organizations. Burton has earned a total of 34 merit
badges. He has “swam the mile,” an accomplishment Meader said few
He noted that Burton also had earned his God and Country award, an
award that is not required in scouting. He also attended a national
leadership conference. He has held several leadership roles within
his troop. Burton has attended several camps including Philmont Boy
Scout Camp in New Mexico. He has also been awarded the Order of the
Arrow, something that is not earned, but given by his peers.
After receiving his medallion, Noah took the stage. As had all the
others, he expressed his appreciation for those who had come to
witness this occasion. He thanked his parents especially, who gave
of their time and supported him in all his efforts.
Noah acknowledged the hard work and time devoted to all boy scouts
by the leaders and assistant leaders.
Burton’s Eagle project was to build storage cabinets for the band
room at Lincoln Community High School. He named his team members and
thanked them all for being a part of his team and helping him to an
extra degree because he was recovering from shoulder surgery and
couldn’t do as much of the physical labor.
Burton presented three mentor pins as well as the pins to his
Burton concluded by thanking all the Eagle Scouts in the room for
permitting him to become a part of their elite group. He added an
additional word of thanks to the members of Boy Scout 1102, whom he
said had taken him in and made him feel welcome and a part of them
when he transferred to Lincoln from Mason City.