Two Boy Scouts from Troop 14 have earned the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor - the Eagle Scout award.
Fletcher Prouty and Joshua Demetropoulos were recognized at the Boy Scout's Court of Honor at Holy Ghost Church on July 2. The ceremony was followed by a dinner reception.
Prouty, a junior at Seabury Hall, is the son of Ann and Marty Pouty. He organized the planting of a 630-foot windbreak to protect and restore Fleming Arboretum's native forest and wildlife habitat within Pu'u Mahoe. Demetropoulos, a junior at King Kekaulike High School, is the son of Teri and Dale Demetropoulos. He designed and installed an automatic irrigation system to service the newly planted 630-foot windbreak.
Prouty and Demetropoulos
Fletcher Prouty (left) and brother RJ Prouty stake newly planted seedlings as part of community service project organized by Fletcher Prouty at Fleming Arboretum.
The scouts coordinated one year of volunteer weekends and overnight camping trips at Pu'u Mahoe with other boy scouts to accomplish their Eagle projects. Each of their projects represented 800 hours of commitment, including six months of monitoring the installations.
To earn the Eagle award, scouts must take on leadership roles within their troop, earn at least 21 merit badges and organize and coordinate a community service project.