PAOLA — Boy Scout Troop 100 member Nicholas Hartig had his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Feb. 3 at First Presbyterian Church.
The ceremony celebrated his achievements over his 11 years of Scouting. Many of his fellow Scouts and Scoutmasters from Troop 100 participated in the ceremony, including his brother, Aidan Hartig, who was the emcee of the ceremony.
The invocation and benediction were led by the Rev. David Lynch, a family friend.
After receiving his badge from Scoutmaster Dan Buchman, Nicholas presented pins to his parents, Bruce and Natalie Hartig, and grandparents, Melvin and Dora Hartig, and Wymetta Barnett.
Nicholas then shared some memories from his experiences in Scouting and gave a mentor pin to assistant Scoutmaster Mark Farmer. Nicholas had to do many tasks to become an Eagle Scout, including earning 23 merit badges and completing his Eagle Scout project.
His Eagle Scout project consisted of designing a new layout for the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, which is the chartering organization for Troop 100. The new design and striping improved pedestrian safety, drainage and traffic flow in the parking lot.