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Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Moms deserve credit.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

So, what did they learn.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Behind every eagle scout stands an organized, goal oriented mother.

future president
Logan, Utah

Yes, but do their parents donate to friends of scouting?

Ingmaester
Tucson, AZ

Their mom probably helped, but don't forget their dad. My father was the one that got me interested in scouting, merit badges, and the like. He was the one supporting me. My mom always too busy to help.

rogerdpack2
Orem, UT

So...how many palms is this then? :)
Congrats that is crazy work, way to go.

G L W8
SPRINGVILLE, UT

george of the jungle, here are the steps to scout advancement: (1) a scout learns (2) a scout is tested (3) a scout is reviewed (4) a scout is recognized. The answer to your question is found in how well leaders, merit badge counselors, and parents covered each of the steps without slighting any of them. But with that many merit badges earned; they are bound to have learned SOMETHING,as a careful reading of the article will reveal.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

God, family, school, scouting, and then school sports (if at all). This program, despite the efforts of those in the past year trying to tear it down, stands tall as one of the best programs ever in building character in boys. Way to go, boys!

DrGroovey
Salt Lake City, UT

I am involved with the hiring process at my place of work. If I ever had a person apply for a job that put on their resume that they were an eagle scout and had earned every single merit badge, they would be hired without question. This accomplishment is such a rare and admirable feat that it places them far above the rest of their peers. I can not even think of another achievement a youth could have that even comes close.

PCParent
Park City, UT

The Egbert family has been a great scouting family for decades. Congratulations!

Gmajodi8
Henderson, NV

This is an incredible family! They are genuinely kind, loving, caring and humble in every aspect of their lives. We are lucky to call them friends. From humble, strong, faithful parents come humble, strong and faithful children. This family has overcome challenges no one will ever know, supported all whose paths they cross regardless of circumstances and they love all they meet unconditionally. My heroes include this family in every way - LOVE THEM!!

andrejules
Midway, UT

Congratulations to these two fine young men. I helped two LDS sons of Helen Hornbuckle achieve all of the Merit Badges offered then when I lived in Champaign, IL. some years ago. It is rare that two brothers have such success in Boy Scouts.

1BzyMoM
WayOut East Bay Area, CA

If you know the scouting program, and if you are a adult leader, than you would advise that scouts/parents to slow down and enjoy the scouting journey. I truely do not bdelieve a scout at 12,13,14 or even 15 is worthly of wearing the Eagle rank. It is sad to read in this articale that Jason & Aaron are not envolved with scouting anymore. The became Eagles, and got out? What examples are they teaching their fellow scouts, theres Venturing til they are 21, Become a Leader! With all the changes in 2013, Boy Scouting is still a great program, it teaches every day life skills- So much more than than that yelling coach is teaching from the side lines... Get out there and camp, hike, climb, paddle, give service to others.

13 years in Girl Scout,
13 years of Boys Scouting,
Proud Mom of an Eagle at 17, 19 now and is ASM. and another son,16 a Life Scout/Bronze Award.

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