Five friends from Boy Scout Troop 55 recently celebrated their Eagle Ceremony together during a special Court of Honor on Jan. 7 at St. John the Devine Episcopal Church.
Jeffrey Barnwell, Parker Brant, Ben Brentin and John Mosele have been scouts together since the first grade when they joined Den 8 as tiger cubs in Pack 505 (St. Vincent De Paul Church). Luis Mejia joined them in middle school.
The five new Eagles joined Troop 55 with a commitment to celebrate their Eagle Ceremony together.
The graduating seniors are all Honor Roll students at their respective schools – Strake-Jesuit, St. Thomas and St. John the Divine.
All five of the young men who received their Eagle award are members of the Rhino Patrol. Bellaire resident Ellis Vachon has been the adult leader for the Rhino Patrol since its inception in 2005. The Eagles attribute much of their success to Vachon. Since these boys joined Troop 55 Rhino Patrol, Vachon has guided a total of 12 scouts in their Patrol to achieve the Eagle Award.
Jeffrey Barnwell is the son of Mary and Jeff Barnwell of West U. He is a senior at St. Thomas High School.
Parker Brant is the son of Carol and Dale Brant of Braes Heights. He is a senior at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.
Ben Brentin is the son of Vicki and John Brentin of Bellaire. He is a senior at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.
Luis Mejia is the son of Luz and Rodrigo Mejia of West U. He is a senior at St. John the Divine School.
John Mosele is the son of Beth and Tom Mosele of Houston. He is a senior at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.