Eagle Scout Recipient– Kade Kemp, Seymour Troop 117

Eagle Scout Recipient– Kade Kemp, Seymour Troop 117
Seymour Boy Scout Troop 117 is proud to announce its newest Eagle Scout, Kade Kemp.
On December 21, 2017, Kade passed his final District Council Board of Review to become the Troop’s 52nd Eagle Scout. Troop 117’s sponsoring organization is Kraft-Krause-Mueller Post 106 American Legion of Seymour.
Boy Scouts highest award – the Eagle Rank – dates back to 1912. Completion of the requirements to achieve this rank takes years of hard work and determination, and less than four percent of all eligible Scouts ever achieve it. Some of the requirements necessary to achieve the rank of Eagle include earning a minimum of 21 merit badges, 13 of which are designated specifically for the Eagle Rank; demonstrating leadership and service within your troop and the community; demonstrating Scout Spirit; completing a service project (also known as “the Eagle Project”) that benefits a religious institution, a school or your community; and completing a final Board of Review conducted at the District level. The purpose of the Eagle Project is to give the Scout an opportunity to plan, develop, and provide leadership to others. The Eagle Scout projects are evaluated on the benefit to the organization being served and on the leadership provided by the candidate. There must also be evidence of organized planning and development.
Kade, who is in his sophomore year at Seymour High School, began his scouting experience in September of 2008 as a Tiger Cub. During his five years as a Cub Scout with Pack 3017, Kade enjoyed many great experiences with his favorites being camping at Twin Lakes for his Webelos Rendezvous and participating in Pinewood Derbies. Upon completing his Cub Scouting years, Kade was awarded the Arrow of Light – the highest rank in Cub Scouting. Earning this rank prepares a Webelos Scout to become a Boy Scout. Kade crossed over into Boy Scouts on February 21, 2013, and soon became determined to earn the highest rank in Boy Scouts – the Eagle.
As a Boy Scout, Kade has attended BSA week long summer camps each year, enjoying experiences at Gardner Dam, Camp Hiawatha, Tesomas, and two summers at Camp Decorah. In addition, he spent many weekend camps at Bear Paw, Gardner Dam, Moeller Ridge and Camp Milheiser. In May 2015, Kade was elected to spend a weekend at Bear Paw Scout Camp to complete his ordeal. The experience earned him his Order of the Arrow (OA) award, which is recognized as Scouting’s National Honor Society award. Kade has earned a total of 41 merit badges en-route to his Eagle achievement.
Kade’s service to his community is ongoing and includes supporting American Legion Post 106 with Scout related activities such as flag retirement. In addition, he annually participates as a volunteer in Scouting for Food, Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, Home of the Hamburger, Highway Cleanup and recycling service projects. As Kade continues to stay active in Boy Scouts, he is eligible to earn Eagle Palms, which are awarded for additional merit badges, service, and involvement in Scouting after obtaining Eagle.
Kade’s Eagle project was to build a series of three cabinets with adjustable shelves to be used in the UW-Fox Valley Botany/Science Department to store items for their greenhouse. Kade spent a total of 93 hours on this project. A huge “thank you” is extended to friends, family and fellow troop members who have helped and supported Kade throughout his Scouting journey. A special thank you goes out to Ms. Rose Marie Lewis of UW-Fox Valley for her fundraising efforts to help support Kade’s project, and to Mr. Andy Holl for sharing his cabinetry expertise, his time and his guidance in supporting Kade.

Kade Kemp earns his Eagle Scout . – Submitted photo