Columbia City Teens Receive Highest Boy Scout Honor (VIDEO)

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By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

Columbia City Teens Receive Highest Boy Scout Honor (VIDEO)

December 21, 2013 Updated Dec 22, 2013 at 12:45 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Two of Columbia City's finest received one of the highest honors in Boy Scouts.

Joseph Becker and Kable Coyle received their Eagle Awards. Both are members of Troop 94 out of Columbia City.

The pair was recognized at a special ceremony Saturday afternoon at Grace Lutheran Church. They built a new habitat and remodeled an existing one at Black Pine Animal Park in Albion to fulfill requirements for the award.

Both say along with helping rescue animals, the prestigious award has personal significance too.

“It means a lot of openings for future things,” said Coyle. “A lot of colleges like something this high up because it's really hard to get. [It] allows you to get a couple scholarships along with colleges opening up.”

It means I have accomplished what I set out to do 15 years ago. I did it. It's a very good sense of pride,” said Becker.

The requirements to becoming an Eagle Scout are to earn at least 21 merit badges, demonstrate "Scout Spirit" by showing leadership, and doing an extensive service project.

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