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Inman earns Eagle

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Canby Boy Scout Troop 258's Jonathan Inman received his Eagle Scout award in a special ceremony March 1.Canby Boy Scout Troop 258 honored another one of its own, March 1, by awarding Jonathan Inman scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle award.

The troop is in its 75th year and Inman is the 96th member to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

His award was presented by current Scoutmaster Douglas Kratzer at the Henry Bergman Scout Lodge, while former Scoutmaster Tom Brandt presented him his Eagle pin and Ed Holbrook presented the Eagle charge.

Inman, the son of Scott and Karen Inman of Canby, is a senior at Canby High School. He completed his Eagle service project last November by upgrading the high school’s baseball field bullpen to specifications, replacing its failing equipment storage area with new shelving and adding a needed workbench and lighting, using material donated by local firms and businesses.

In all, the project took nearly 400 hours and several volunteer troop members and adults to complete.

Inman joined the Boy Scout program in 2007 and became a member of the Order of the Arrow in March 2010.

He has held several positions within the troop, including bugler, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader and Order of the Arrow representative. Recently, Inman received an academic scholarship at Pacific University in Forest Grove and has been to pitch for the Boxer baseball team.

Presiding over the occasion was brother-in-law Kyle Greer, also an Eagle Scout. The opening invocation was given by his grandfather, Ray Walters. Commander Carl Coffman, of American Legion Post 122, presented Inman with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol building on May 9, 2013. The troop's chartering organization, Canby Kiwanis, was represented by Doug Birkeland, which has sponsored the troop for the majority of its 75 years.

His Court of Honor concluded with a video of his scouting experiences, "On the Trail to Eagle."



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