Mansura troop recognizes four new Eagle Scouts

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MANSURA, La. (KALB) - It was a special day for a Boy Scout troop out of Mansura on Saturday.
Troop 94 had its Eagle Court of Honor ceremony, where scouts who earn the rank of Eagle are recognized.

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But it wasn't just one scout who earned the highest rank you can achieve, it was four of them.

The troop, their families, and past Eagle Scouts gathered at the Cochon de Lait Hall to honor the young men. The scouts lit the ceremonial candles, recited the Eagle Charge, and received their pins and neckerchiefs.

They said it took years of hard work to get to this point, including a service project in their community, and they're excited to see it all pay off.

"My project was creating two benches for people to sit on at the church that is nearby,” explained Lane Gagnard. “And I made a picnic table. Something out of nothing. It's amazing."

"I started whenever I was six-years-old at Cub Scouts, and then when I was 11 I joined boy scouts, and I've been working ever since then until now,” added Martin Vanderlick. “And it's a hard journey to get here, but it’s well worth it."

Once you're 18, you can no longer receive any awards as a scout. But these guys said they won't stop serving; once an Eagle Scout, always an Eagle Scout.

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