The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner
It's not often a son obtains Eagle Scout, but Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brueck of Stronghurst have had both of their sons obtain the rank.
After years of following leaders instructions, and accomplishing many tasks, volunteering and serving his community, Logan, reached his goal of the coveted Eagle Scout Award during a recent ceremony held at St. Patrick's Community Center near Raritan. It comes with a lot of parental support and dedicated scout leaders.
The brothers were extra lucky in having their dad as not only a supportive dad, but also a very dedicated scout leader.
For Logan, who begins his junior year this week at West Central High School, it is a great honor to join his brother Jordan in obtaining the highest level in scouting. During his Eagle Scout ceremony, Scout leaders in charge, Donna Buss and Lloyd Hubler, conducted the rededication of the scout law and oath, reaffirming Logan's faithful service in serving his community and fellow scouts, his leadership and that he practiced the principles of the Scout Oath and Law.
Logan gave by memory the scout oath and the scout law and scouts Garret and C.J. lighted the 12 candles representing the principles of the scout law:
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
Brad Buss, also an Eagle Scout, came home from West Point Academy and helped Logan's brother Jordan give the Eagle charge:
Brad said "The Boy Scouts of all nations constitute one of the most wholesome and significant movements in the world's history and you have been counted worthy of this high rank in the Boy Scouts of America. All who know you rejoice in your achievement. Your position, as you well know, is one of honor and responsibility. You are a marked man. As an Eagle Scout, you have assumed a solemn obligation to do your duty to God to Country, to your Fellow Scouts and to Mankind in general."
Brad continued with the charge to be a leader:
":but lead only towards the best. Live and serve that those who know you, will be inspired to the finest living. We have too many who use their strength and their brains to exploit others and to gain selfish ends.
"I charge you to be among those who dedicate their skills and ability to the common good.
"Build America on the solid foundations of clean living, honest work, unselfish citizenship and reverence for God and, whatever others say or may do, you leave behind you a record of which every Scout may be justly proud."
Brad welcomed Logan into the brotherhood of Eagle Scout and Logan's brother Jordan, led the Eagle Scout promise.
"On my honor, I will do my best to make my training an example and my status and my influence count strongly for the better Scouting and for better citizenship in my troop, in my community, and in my contacts with other people and to this I pledge my sacred honor.
Scout Master Lloyd Hubler presented the Eagle Badge and pins for his mother and father, before retiring the colors and Wade O'Neil closed with:
"And he will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you shine like the sun, and
Hold you in the palm of his hand. Amen."
Several family members of Logan and many guests enjoyed refreshments in celebration of Logan's Eagle Scout accomplishment.
Gary Brueck congratulates his son Logan, 16 of Stronghurst, for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout as his mother Debbie looks on with pride. The picture was taken at ceremonies at St. Pat's Community Center recently.