North Platte Boy Scouts earn their Eagle Scout Rank

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Sunday night was the Boy Scout Banquet at Harbor Lights where awards were presented to scouts and leaders.

Dozens of scouts, leaders and family attended the event.

Many awards were handed out to scouting participants as well as their leaders. But, it could be argued the biggest awards were those who had received the rank of an Eagle Scout.

Nathan Franz and Kyle Mull tell what they did for their required service project in order to receive the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout.

"So mine was at the Rape and Domestic Abuse Center. They obviously run on government funds- so not a lot of funding," says Franz.

"So we spend a lot of time restoring the building. They had a room- it was almost like a meeting room. It was also a hallway to the bathroom and also a storage room. They were trying to multi-purpose it. So we went in and built them a wall to divide them into three separate areas and painted the whole thing."

"I moved the McDonald Ranch Monument to a safe place where it could be viewed and I made a turnout around it and put a fence around the monument to sort of protect it. " says Mull.

The topic of emphasis for the night was recruitment. All boys and girls are being encouraged by the Scouting Program to give it a try.