2 from Clarendon earn Eagle Scout rank

Photos courtesy of Melissa Ierlan: (Left) Eagle Scout Jacob Crandall helps his brother Jeremy Crandall put on his Eagle Scout neckerchief. (Right) Eagle Scout Dalton Thurley helps Cody Tanis put on his Eagle Scout neckerchief.

Posted 21 July 2021 at 9:50 am

Article courtesy of Melissa Ierlan

CLARENDON – Two Boy Scouts from Clarendon were celebrated on Monday during their Eagle Scout ceremony at the Disciples First Methodist Church.

Jeremy Crandall and Cody Tanis were joined by their family and friends as well as other scouts and scout leaders. Crandall for his Eagle Scout project led an effort to build a first responders’ monument in Clarendon’s Hillside Cemetery. Tanis led a project to scrape and paint the one-room schoolhouse at the Clarendon Historical Society.

Scoutmaster Jak Kohmann delivered a speech in which he stated the less than 4 percent of people who enter scouting attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

Scout committee member Ron Boyd read the Eagle Scout Challenge that described the following:

  • The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor
  • The second obligation of an Eagle Scout is loyalty
  • The third obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be courageous
  • The fourth obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be cheerful

Another critical responsibility of an Eagle Scout is service

Pictured from left include Jak Kohmann, Ron Boyd, John Crandall and Chris Nothnagle. They were recognized with the Camp Dittmer Heron Award. Paul Niggli, not pictured, also was included in the honor.

Ron Boyd also presented plaques to John Crandall, Chris Nothnagle and Paul Niggli in memory of his son Austin James Boyd who was born October 18, 1990 and died suddenly October 28, 2009 in a car accident. Austin was an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 59 of Clarendon, Lodge Chief of Ashokwahta Lodge #339 BSA, student at Monroe Community College and a 2009 graduate of Holley Central School District.

The Camp Dittmer Heron Award plaque was awarded to these men for grounds clearing and expanding the Brownsea program area 2010-2019, and their dedication and commitment to the Camp Dittmer year-round camping program and the youth of the council.

Pictured from left include Jak Kohmann, Cody Tanis, Jeremy Crandall, Jennifer Lemcke, Lisa Crandall and John Crandall.

Cody Tanis and Jeremy Crandall presented pins to their parents and also pins to people who they consider mentors.  After the ceremony there was pizza and refreshments as well as a cake.