Smith earns Eagle Scout rank

Adam Smith, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 360 was recently honored at an Eagle Court of Honor held at Bethel Baptist Church, Marquette. Shown at the ceremony are, from left, Scoutmaster Greg Gostomski, Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Yates, Smith, Eagle Scout Committee Chairman Dan Hakala and retired Hiawathaland Scout Executive Director Dewey Jones. The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned in Boy Scouting and is earned through a multi-year process that includes rank advancement, leadership, Scout skills, a minimum of 21 merit badges and a community service project. Smith’s project involved applying preservative to several lifesaving equipment stations along Marquette’s beaches in support of the Waterfront Safety Committee’s ongoing efforts to improve safety. To accomplish this project, Smith had to plan the effort, acquire grant funding, organize volunteers, purchase supplies and lead the work of applying stain. Currently the senior patrol leader of Troop 360, based out of Prince of Peace Church in Harvey, Smith is a sophomore at Marquette Senior High School. He is the son of Eric Smith and Susan Syria.