Carson Hein became the 149th Montevideo Boy Scout to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at United Methodist Church on Sunday.

Carson Hein became the 149th Montevideo Boy Scout to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at United Methodist Church on Sunday.

Hein, a senior at Montevideo High School, is the son of Mark Hein and the late Renae Hein.

Carson joined the Cub Scouts at age 6 and progressed through the Webelos and Boy Scouting levels.

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. The designation “Eagle Scout” was founded more than a century ago. Only 4 percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges, and a Boy Scout must be at least 18 years of age to become an Eagle Scout.

Hein’s service project for his Eagle Scout award was doing landscaping work around his United Methodist Church.

The first Eagle Scouts medal was awarded in 1912. Since then, more than 2,000,000 young men have earned their Eagle Scouts award. Monte­video’s first Eagle Scout was Ken Dollarhide in 1929.

Hein said he would like to be a Boy Scouts leader in the future.


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