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Kurtiss Smith, 16 and a member of Troop 4 in Heidelberg, Germany, is scheduled to receive his Eagle Scout award, the Boy Scouts’ highest honor, on Dec. 11.
Kurtiss Smith, 16 and a member of Troop 4 in Heidelberg, Germany, is scheduled to receive his Eagle Scout award, the Boy Scouts’ highest honor, on Dec. 11. ()

Kurtiss Smith, 16 and a member of Troop 4 in Heidelberg, Germany, is scheduled to receive his Eagle Scout award, the Boy Scouts’ highest honor, on Dec. 11.

To become Eagles, Scouts must meet requirements in leadership, service and outdoor skills, and complete a community project.

For his project, Kurt designed and installed shelves for storing recreational equipment for kindergarten classes at Heidelberg’s Patrick Henry Elementary School and refurbished garden plots that the kindergartners use to learn about growing and caring for plants.

Kurt, son of Sgt. 1st Class Gary and Michele Smith, is a junior at Heidelberg High School and has been involved in Scouting for about 10 years.

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