Presentation of Eagle Scout Badge and Certificate to Carlos Bermudez Jr.
Round Lake Boy Scout Troop 275 has had a six year dry spell when it comes to having a Scout achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 275’s Eagle Honor Roll shows that seldom more than a year or two goes by without a Scout achieving that rank. That all changed on Sunday afternoon when “Life” Scout Carlos Bermudez, Jr. was honored at an induction ceremony at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center. Although Carlos achieved his Eagle Scout rank in November 2014, and even had a proclamation made honoring him at a Village meeting, this ceremony included pinning the Eagle Scout Badge on his uniform as well as placing an Eagle Scout neckerchief on him. His proud parents, Yolanda Hernandez, Carlos Bermudez, and sister, Cari Bermudez, looked on as Carlos was recognized for his achievement by scout leaders and his peers. Prior to the Certificate Presentation they had a Presentation of Colors (flags) followed by Father Tim O’Malley who gave the Invocation. This is Scouting’s highest honor with only four scouts out of 100 ever achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Men who have earned it count it among their most treasured possessions. Americans from all walks of life know that being an Eagle Scout is a great honor, even if they don’t know just what the badge means.
Carlos began his scouting with Troop 275 back in May of 2012 and also became involved with Venture Crew 1170 in August of 2012. He became a Tenderfoot on August 11, 2012, reached 2nd Class on November 3, 2012, reached 1st Class on November 20, 2012, obtained Star rank on March 20, 2013, and Life rank on September 21, 2013, before reaching his final achievement as an Eagle Scout on November 4, 2014.
In order to attain the status of Eagle Scout a Life Rank Scout must first complete an Eagle Scout Service Project. Carlos wished to paint a map of the United States at a local elementary school (Indian Hill) that would allow teachers the opportunity to take students out of the classroom for a more hands on approach to learning about the country. The map was painted on an asphalt surface near the playground. Round Lake Area Troop 275 hand brushed and rolled the thick, flexible coating onto the asphalts surface. A total of 18 individuals participated in the creation of the map. By leading this project, Carlos Bermudez was able to complete the task of earning his Eagle Scout Badge.
The following video is a little shaky in areas since I didn’t have my tripod with me
and had to use my monopod for the hour long ceremony instead.
Master of Ceremonies: Richard Rainer
Pledge of Allegiance: Javier Gonzalez
Invocation: Father Tim O’Malley
Eagle Charge: Jon Istre
Eagle Scout Promise: George Miner Jr.
Presentation of the Eagle Scout Badge, Certificate and
Parent’s Pins: Luis Rivera
Mothers Poem: Jody Hultman & Carmen Rodriguez
The Scout Law: Jordan Igliori, Deysi Jimenez & Josiah Johnson
Closing of the Court of Honor: Richard Rainer
The ceremony was followed by a reception and refreshments.
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