Two young men earn Eagle Scout rank

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 2:10 AM

Wilson County residents Evan Kaiser and Knox Major were honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout during an official ceremony at the Gladeville United Methodist Church on Stewarts Ferry Pike.

The event was attended by friends, family, mentors and community leaders from throughout Wilson County.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. Once the title is awarded, it is an honor held for life, thus the phrase, “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”

The honor is given to those young men who have shown an outstanding devotion to law, service, and leadership throughout the years.

Both young men have high aspirations for the future. Kaiser and Major graduated from Wilson Central High School this past spring. Kaiser plans to attend Vol State to earn his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and pursue a career in firefighting and emergency services. Kaiser is presently a volunteer for the Mt. Juliet Fire Department. Major joins his two older brothers, Alex and Max whom also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He plans to attend MTSU and pursue a degree in business with a minor in art.

“Over the years, I have always read that Eagle Scouts are represented in extremely high numbers in the military, higher education, business, and leadership roles in politics,” said Rep. Susan Lynn. “This is because they have shown, early in life, that they are capable, intelligent and honorable young men.”

The Boy Scouts have a long and meritorious history in the United States. Founded in 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, the Scouts program was created for the purposes of instilling in young boys high moral standards, developing upstanding character to help them as they grow into adulthood and ingraining in them a strong sense of citizenship and leadership.

“I was truly honored to be a part of this important celebration,” Lynn continued. “To the Eagle Scouts, your parents, your mentors, and your leaders, I offer a sincere congratulation for all of your hard work.”

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