The Boy Scouts of America, Caddo Area Council's Troop 3 held a Court of Honor last night, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The boys arranged, scripted and executed the ceremony with minimal help from their scout leaders and did a great job.

Senior Patrol Leader Tyler Standridge opened the ceremony and then turned it over to Matthew Desjarlais for the hosting duties. Tyler and Matthew were awarded several merit badges and both received their Star ranking last night.

Although many merit badges were awarded at the ceremony, we must congratulate Larz Fritz, Joseph Dupree and Matthew Meinzer for earning their First Class rank, as well as Steven Baker for receiving the rank of Scout.

Special award plaques were given to leaders David Pilgreen and Steve Fleming for their "above and beyond the call" work with the older boys last summer.

Troop 3 also presented a special Eagle statue to Deacon Craig Lashford, a longtime scout, friend, benefactor, advocate and current Chartered Organization Representative to Troop 3 through Sacred Heart. Thank you, Craig, we very much appreciate all you do for Troop 3.

Again, congratulations to all the boys in Troop 3. Keep up the great work!

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