On Saturday, May 24 Kris Kahline of Milford’s Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 186 achieved the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the BSA organization. The ceremony was held at the Avenue Methodist Church where Kris’family, friends and fellow troop members celebrated his accomplishment.
The Eagle Scout Award is the pinnacle of the scouting efforts for many years of dedication and hard work. While earning at least 21 merit badges, the scout must exemplify the responsibilities of honor, loyalty, courage, cheerfulness and service.
Kris Kahline’s accomplishments over the years with Troop 186 include earning 26 merit badges. He held numerous leadership positions asSenior Patrol Leader and Troop Quartermaster. He attended 30 camping trips for a total of 75 nights camping and participated in 10 service projects for a total of 57 hours. He will graduate from Milford Senior High School this week and will attend the University of Delaware majoring in Biology this fall. Kris’ Eagle project was to build and install an Osprey nesting pole at the DuPont Nature Center in Slaughter Beach.
“Your responsibility goes beyond your fellow scouts; it extends to your God and your country,” stated BSA leader Dallas Reynolds. “America has many fine things to offer you and your children after you; but these things depend, for the most part, on the quality of her citizens.”
In addition to receiving the honor of Eagle Scout, Randy also received several accolades and recognitions from the United States Senate, Delaware State Senate and the City of Milford.