SPARTA, NJ –Boy Scout Troop 82 recently held a Court of Honor to award merit badges and rank promotions at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street. 

  • Chad Wood is a Tenderfoot.
  • Andrew Kristiansen moved to Second Class Scout.
  • Scott Wood is now a First Class Scout.
  • Ryan Kurz earned the rank of Star.  He also earned his Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.
  • Kyle Forchette and Aiden Oberle earned Life Scout rank.

“The life of a scout is service to others and to always do your best,” Scout Master Frank Wood said.

Boy Scout ranks begin with Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and finally Eagle.  The Scout rank requires demonstrating scouting knowledge. Tenderfoot, Second and First Class can all be worked on at the same time but must be completed in order.  The ranks require completion of specific merit badges.

Additional ranks have additional requirements including merit badges, community service, service within the troop and leadership responsibilities.