Kosciusko County commissioners recognized six Scouts Tuesday from Troop 726, North Webster, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Four of the Scouts were able to be present at the meeting. Pictured (L to R) are, front row: Scouts Wesley Hays, Noah Beckner, Taylor Fiedeke, Frank Sexton; back row: Commissioners Bob Conley, Cary Groninger and Brad Jackson. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
Kosciusko County commissioners recognized six Scouts Tuesday from Troop 726, North Webster, who achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Four of the Scouts were able to be present at the meeting. Pictured (L to R) are, front row: Scouts Wesley Hays, Noah Beckner, Taylor Fiedeke, Frank Sexton; back row: Commissioners Bob Conley, Cary Groninger and Brad Jackson. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
Six Scouts from North Webster’s Troop 726 achieved Scouting’s highest rank of Eagle Scout and were recognized by the Kosciusko County commissioners Tuesday for their achievement.

Four of the six Scouts were able to attend Tuesday’s commissioner meeting for the recognition, including Wesley Hays, Noah Beckner, Taylor Fiedeke and Frank Sexton. Not able to attend were Myles Lauber and Zackary Clark.

Commissioner Brad Jackson said, “This is amazing! We have maybe one, two; this is amazing that you guys put in that much work. I know that Eagle Scout is a huge honor and the amount of time and honor to get there is a lot of time, a lot of effort.”

Scoutmaster Scott Fox thanked the commissioners for recognizing the Eagle Scouts and said he has paperwork ongoing for more Scouts to become Eagle Scouts.

“Since I’ve been in my tenure with Troop 726 North Webster, these are representing 27 through 32 of my Eagle Scouts that I have mentored since 2008 and I’m very proud,” Fox said.

As he announced each of the Eagle Scouts, they were presented with letters and plaques from the commissioners.

Fox said Lauber and Clark graduated high school and are getting ready to move on to other things. Hays, Beckner and Fiedeke will be seniors at Wawasee High School starting next week, with Sexton going to be a junior at Warsaw Community High School in about two weeks.

“So we’re going to have a formal Court of Honor for Taylor, Noah and Wesley on the 30th of August. And for Frank, he’s got family coming in from California on Sept. 12,” Fox said.

A Court of Honor was held July 26 for Lauber and Clark.

After the recognition ceremony, County Surveyor Mike Kissinger recognized Fox and all the volunteers who work with the Boy Scouts.

“I’m very familiar with Scott’s work of volunteering. And you can tell by the list of  Eagle Scouts he’s been associated with, the amount of volunteerism that they dedicate to these boys is amazing,” Kissinger said. “I just wanted to recognize Scott and all the other Boy Scout volunteers.”

He said he was working with a group this Saturday at the county courthouse to help some boys get their survey merit badge.

“So we try to support them the best we can,” Kissinger said.