WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today celebrated the hard work of Christian Joseph Sieber, William Maxwell Rouse, and Ian and Theo Blomquist, of West Chester, who all earned their Eagle Scout ranks. Brown sent official letters of congratulations to the West Chester residents.
“Christian, William, Ian, Theo, their teachers, and families should all be proud of their noteworthy accomplishments. Earning the rank of Eagle Scout takes quiet determination and ambition, which are some of the same skills needed to lead in the 21st century,” Sen. Brown said. “From one Scout to another, I am proud of their leadership, which is a sign that they can be successful in following their dreams in the future.”
Only about 5 percent of all Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank, as it is a performance-based achievement where candidates must provide outstanding performance of the goals of Scouting: citizenship, character, and personal fitness. A total of 56,176 Eagle Scout ranks were awarded in 2010.
Brown became an Eagle Scout in 1967. Sen. Brown received his Eagle Scout badge from U.S. Sen. John Glenn.