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    Tribute to Eagle Scouts Avery and Colin Hubbard

    by Former Representative Tom Latham

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    LATHAM of iowa in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Mr. LATHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate Avery and Colin Hubbard of Troop 1012 in Mason City, Iowa for each achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

    The Eagle Scout rank is the highest advancement rank in scouting. Only about five percent of Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout Award. The award is a performance-based achievement with high standards that have been well-maintained over the past century.

    To earn the Eagle Scout rank, a Boy Scout is obligated to pass specific tests that are organized by requirements and merit badges, as well as completing an Eagle Project to benefit the community. Avery and Colin completed their projects at Lime Creek Nature Center by constructing numerous bird houses, placing fire pits, and clearing brush. The work ethic Avery and Colin have shown in their Eagle Projects, and every other project leading up to their Eagle Scout ranks, speaks volumes of their commitment to serving a cause greater than themselves and assisting their community.

    Mr. Speaker, the example set by these young men and their supportive family demonstrates the rewards of hard work, dedication and perseverance. I invite my colleagues in the House to join me in congratulating the Hubbard brothers on obtaining their Eagle Scout ranking, and I wish them continued success in their future education and career.


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