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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
Today in Dubuque, 43 Northeast Iowa Boy Scouts received the organizations highest honor. The Boy Scouts of America Northeast Iowa Council held its 29th annual Eagle Scout Brunch at the Grand River Center in Dubuque.
In order to earn an Eagle Scout Award, a scout has to earn 21 merit badges, participate in community service, hold leadership positions and host a service project with their troop all before turning 18 years old. Nationwide, only about three percent of boys who start scouting end up as Eagle Scouts.
"When you drive around Dubuque, Waterloo and the different areas that the council of America's serves you see these eagle projects on every corner of the community. It's a true testament to scouting and the youth with what they achieve to become an eagle scout." Said Scout Executive of Northeast Iowa Council, Scott Seibert.
The Northeast Iowa Council makes up six different counties including: Dubuque County, Northeastern Jackson County, Western Jo Davies County, Allamakee County, Clayton County, and Delaware County.
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