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Incline Village Boy Scouts honor Conor Nix

Ted Parkhill
Special to the Bonanza
Conor achieved his Eagle Scout rank on Jan. 31.
Courtesy photo |

On March 29, the community celebrated Conor Nix’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor, and Jim and Kim Schmidt’s Recognition of Years of Service with the Boy Scouts of America.

Conor started his scouting career with Troop 37 Cub Scouts and continued through Troop 37 Boy Scouts to achieve the highest rank, Eagle Scout.

During the ceremony, Conor celebrated his many accomplishments over his years as a Scout. He has been on 25 campouts, 4 summer camps, and 2 high adventure trips. That’s 96 nights of camping.

Scouting is also about service. His combined community service hours, including his Eagle Project, were 130 hours. He also supervised an additional 182 service hours during his Eagle Project.

Conor’s Eagle Project project consisted of placing mile markers each mile for 12 miles along North Canyon, Marlette Flume Trail and Tunnel Creek Road. The posts are engraved with the trail name, north or south direction, mile number and a glow in the dark help locator. Emergency Services also have the GPS coordinates of every post.

Speaking of mile markers, reaching the level of Eagle Scout is a major life milestone. Conor is one of the few that reached this honor.

Only six percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013, and from 1912 to 2013, 2.7 million Boy Scouts have earned the Eagle Scout rank.

For information on scouting at Lake Tahoe, email Troop 37 at info@bsatroop37.org. Learn more about BSA Troop 37 at http://www.bsatroop37.org.

Ted Parkhill is Publicity Chair for Troop 37 in Incline Village.


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