Because it takes over 300 individual requirements and several years to accomplish the necessary steps, only about 3% of boys who enter the scouting program earn the Eagle Rank.
The final, and one of the most challenging requirements, is performing a service project to aid the community. The scout is responsible for planning, organizing and running the project, which can often run into hundreds of hours of work.
Today, I'd like to introduce Lehi Hazen of Boy Scout Troop 832 in Rosenberg, Texas. Inspired by his Mom Jori's long-time support as a Blankets of Hope sewer, and knowing how cold Germany is at this time of year, Lehi decided blankets would be the focus of his Eagle Scout project. Enlisting the support of family, fellow scouts, and community members, Lehi recently sent over 30 Blankets of Hope for distribution to the patients at Landstuhl hospital.
On behalf of Soldiers' Angels, I would like to thank Lehi for his Eagle project to collect and send Blankets of Hope to Landstuhl Army Medical Center in Germany. Landstuhl has served over 50,000 patients since 2003, and the tangible support of patriotic citizens like him has made their stay here brighter and more comfortable.