Court of Honor set for Eric Layeux
March 9, 2017
Eric Layeux, the son of Chris and Dr. Susan
Layeux, Moyie Springs, will be recognized at a
Court of Honor ceremony at United Methodist
Church in Bonners Ferry at 6:30 p.m. Monday,
March 13, after he attained the highest
advancement award the Boy Scouts of America
offers, the Eagle Scout Award.
Eric is a member of Troop 114, chartered by
United Methodist Men in Bonners Ferry. Formerly,
he was a member of Chanhassen, Minnesota BSA
Troop 330, chartered by American Legion Post
Being an Eagle Scout has always carried with it
a special significance, not only in Scouting but
also for the young man as he enters higher
education, business or industry, and community
service. Eric, a sophomore at Forrest M. Bird
Charter School in Sandpoint, hopes to enter the
Air Force Academy after graduating high school.
Only about four percent of all Boy Scouts earn
the rank of Eagle Scout. Each candidate must
earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a
community, church or synagogue-related service
project to earn his Eagle Scout award.
Eric chose to design, build and install fifteen
informational trail signs and one map sign for
the Copper Falls trail. The trail signs have
interesting and fun facts for visitors to enjoy
on their hike to beautiful Copper Falls.
The project took 213 hours over five months and
involved 14 volunteers.
Eric has earned a total of 22 merit badges and
has served as Senior Patrol Leader, Chaplain
Aide, Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader.
Additionally, Eric has earned the Outdoor
Camping Award and the Arrow of Light.
Eric joins other outstanding American citizens
who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former
President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., astronaut Neil A.
Armstrong and cinematographer Steven Spielberg.
Eric has two older brothers, Michael and Daniel,
who are both Eagle Scouts as well.
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