South Royalton Scout Earns Eagle Rank

South Royalton — Duncan Hebard, a member of Sharon Boy Scout Troop 205, recently earned the highest rank in scouting. His Eagle Scout ceremony was held earlier this month at United Church of South Royalton.

The Court of Honor opened with a flag ceremony led by Senior Patrol Leader Sam Ennis and the troop members, and the guest speaker was Mindi Wimett. Scoutmaster Erin Boettcher presented Hebard with the Eagle Medal, and letters of congratulation from lawmakers and local and national organizations were also presented during the ceremony.

Duncan joined Cub Scouts in 2005, earned his Arrow of Light to transition into Boy Scouts in 2009 and serves as junior assistant scoutmaster. He has held several leadership positions within the troop, including quartermaster, den chief, patrol leader and senior patrol leader. In 2011, he was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, an organization for honor campers elected by their peers.

Hebard attended National Youth Leaders Training in 2011 and the National Order of the Arrow Conference at Michigan State University in East Lansing in 2012. He has spent 58 nights camping and earned 34 merit badges. For his Eagle Scout project, he constructed a 900-foot-long walking path along the White River.

He is the son of Norman and Kimberly Hebard, of South Royalton.

— Staff report