Boy Scout Troop 269 recently honored Eagle Scout Logan Jancsurak during a court of honor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
The rank of Eagle is the highest rank a boy can achieve in Boys Scouts. A Scout must complete 21 merit badges, including 13 that are required. He also must plan, develop and execute a service project that benefits an organization other than Boy Scouts.
During the ceremony, Logan's brother Jacob Jancsurak, an assistant Scoutmaster, delivered the "Eagle Charge." More than a dozen other Eagle Scouts, including his father, uncle and brother, stood behind Logan to reaffirm the oath they took when they made Eagle.
Troop 269 Scoutmaster, James Lucal presented him with the Eagle Award, including a patch, medal and special neckerchief. Logan also received a U.S flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol at the request of Rep. David Joyce.
The new Eagle presented his mother with an Eagle Scout mothers' pin for her dedication and support, then recognized assistant Scoutmaster Ed Kubek with a mentor's pin.
For his project, Logan organized volunteers to ask customers at Walmart and Five Below to purchase and donate most needed school supplies such as backpacks, paper, pens, pencils and crayons.
After filling an Aurora school bus with supplies, the items were distributed to the Volunteers of America in Aurora, Portage County Job and Family Services and Family and Community Services of Ravenna.
"These donations provided all the families that sought assistance with backpacks and supplies they needed to start classes," said local VOA director Sue Altman.
Mayor Ann Womer-Benjamin presented Logan with a proclamation from the city. State Sen. John Eklund gave Logan a proclamation from the Ohio Senate. "We need more young men like Logan to be leaders in Ohio," said Eklund.
Logan is the son of Gary and June Jancsurak of Aurora, and is a sophomore at Aurora High, where he is a leader in drama club. He is active in the youth group at OLPH and sings with the Celebration Band.
Troop 269 meets Thursday evenings at Our Lady. To learn more about Boy Scouts, visit www.troop269.org or call Lucal at 330-998-1375.