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Two Scouts in Europe recently received Eagle Scout awards, the Boy Scouts’ highest honor.

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

Philip Lyons, 17, son of Robert and Martha Lyons, received his award on June 30. Philip, who will be a senior at Gen. H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany, in the upcoming school year joins his brother, David, as an Eagle.

Philip completed his Eagle project last year while living in Evans, Ga., and as a member of the Georgia-Carolina Council. He directed the construction of picnic tables for the Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta, Ga.

He has been involved in Scouting since 1994.

Kurtis McClain, 17, received his award in May during a ceremony on Utah Beach in Normandy, France. He is the son of Dennis and Lee-Ann McClain and will be a senior at Aviano High School, Italy. He joins his father as an Eagle Scout.

For his project, he organized and managed the collection, sorting and packing of about 600 pounds of clothing, which he sent to an orphanage in Egypt.

He has been involved in Scouting since 1998.


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