Troop 119 honors three Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 119, sponsored by St. Mary's Church in Baldwinsville, held a very special Court of Honor Saturday Sept. 19, honoring three members of the troop for earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

The Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouts with only 4 percent of all scouts achieving this goal.

Eagle Scout Kyle Ellis joins his father, Bob, and older brother, Matt, as the newest member of their family to achieve the Eagle Scout Rank. Ellis is an 18-year-old freshman at Thompkins Cortland Community College majoring in Graphic Design. He is the son of Bob and Mary Ellis of Baldwinsville.

The second Eagle Scout honored was Kevin Thayer, an 18-year-old freshman at Onondaga Community College majoring in math and science. Thayer has contributed countless hours of volunteering at St. Mary's Church and with several other community projects in Baldwinsville. He enjoys swimming and working with the younger scouts in the troop and is the son of Scott and Mary Thayer of Baldwinsville.

The third Eagle Scout honored was Thomas Bano, a 15-year-old sophomore at Baker High School. After receiving his Eagle Scout rank, Bano was presented with the Junior Scout Master position of the troop. He plans to continue volunteering with the troop to ensure that his two younger brothers, Andrew and Jacob, reach their goal of Eagle Scout. Bano is the son of Steven and Michelle Bano of Baldwinsville.

Eagle Scout Kyle Ellis shakes hands with Scout Master Bob Ellis (his dad). Ellis, Kevin Thayer, second from left, and Thomas Bano, left, each recently earned Eagle Scout honors.

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