On November 5, Boy Scout Troop 50 bestowed the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank during a ceremony honoring new Eagle Scout Aiden Brian Foreman Lytle. He is the son of Harry “Billy” and Barbara Lytle of Auburn.
|(Left to right) Louie, Liam, Everett, Joe and Rusty help open the Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
Current Senior Patrol Leader Jacob opened the court of honored, followed by several of Aiden's fellow Scouts — Louie, Liam, Everett, Joe and Rusty — reminded those in attendance of the meaning of the colors that comprise the American flag, not to mention the Eagle Scout badge. Scoutmaster Andrew Baird then presided over the ceremony, which included the recitation of the narrative reading entitled "100 Scouts."
|Scoutmaster Andrew Baird administers the Eagle Scout Promise.
|Aiden's mom pins his Eagle Scout medal to his uniform.
|Aiden presents his first Eagle Scout mentor pin to Scoutmaster Andrew Baird,
while other mentors Billy Lytle and J.P. Pendleton look on.
|Billy Lytle returns Aiden's presentation of an
Eagle Scout mentor pin with a hug.
|Aiden with other Pack 29 Webelos after
crossing over to Troop 50 in April 2014.
|The outdoor seating Aiden and his volunteers constructed
for use on the front porch of the McLain Building.
After completing the Eagle Scout rank requirements, which included planning and executing his service project, Aiden appeared before the Saugahatchee District’s Eagle Scout Board on Sept. 19, 2017. He is among the four Troop 50 Scouts to earn the Eagle Scout rank in 2017, and the 16 Scouts to earn the Eagle Scout rank since the troop’s founding in 2012.
first Eagle Scout was awarded in 1912, more than 2.4 million Boy Scouts have completed the Eagle Scout’s performance-based rank requirements, which currently include serving in progressive leadership positions, demonstrating outdoor and Scouting skill competencies, earning at least 21 merit badges, and planning and executing a seminal Eagle Scout leadership service project. During 2016 alone, 55,186 Boy Scouts earned Scouting’s highest rank.
Currently, Aiden is a ninth grader at Auburn Junior High School and is a member of Auburn United Methodist Church.
For additional photos from Aiden's Eagle Scout Court of Honor and his Eagle Scout leadership service project, visit the troop's online photo album.