St. Thomas is proud to recognize Michael Ethridge ‘19 and Tyler McStravick ‘19 who have earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

The two exceptional leaders and founding members of Troop 1004 of St. Clare Assisi Catholic Church continue the distinguished legacy of Eagle scholars throughout generations who have reached this milestone accomplishment that has been and continues to be richly recognized throughout the United States.

Ethridge’s outstanding commitment extends to his receiving the Bronze, Gold and Silver Eagle Palms, each representing the completion of five merit badges beyond the 21 required for the Eagle Scout rank, for a total of 36.

McStravick also excelled in earning 32 badges, including the Bronze and Gold Palms, plus the Catholic Religious Emblem of Ad Altare Dei. Both Eagle Scouts are members of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the BSA.

In the summer of 2017, Ethridge and McStravick applied their high-adventure back-country skills during a 100-plus mile trek through mountainous Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico, including a number of prominent peaks.  Their scouting successes are a testament to their Catholic values, deep dedication to community service, and allegiance to the purpose and goals of Troop 1004.

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