Joshua Michael Hanekamp,
18, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of
America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award.
Joshua Hanekamp will be
recognized at his Eagle Scout ceremony on January 30. Special
Hanekamp will be
recognized in ceremonies at the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints building located at 25 Mosely Road in
Stockbridge on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
A member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Troop 291, Hanekamp is one of
approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle
Rank, according to Scoutmaster Rob Hockett.
Each candidate must earn
21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church,
or synagogue related service project to earn his Eagle; Hanekamp
chose to build picnic tables for the LDS church outdoor fire
He has served in various
scouting leadership roles and has been a prominent leader for
many years in the troop. Hanekamp joins other outstanding
American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them
former President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., astronaut Neil A.
Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg, and FBI head
Hanekamp is a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was captain
of Woodland High School's wrestling team, a member of both the
cross country team and Partners Club at WHS. He graduated in May
He is the son of Dan and Tammy Hanekamp of