MODESTO -- Boy Scout Troop 49 recently congratulated Dalton McCullough, Derek Seely, Race Nunes and Tyler M. Schripsema on earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
The scouts were awarded their Eagle Rank on Dec. 4. The year 2012 marked the centennial anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award, the highest rank a member of the Boy Scouts of America can achieve.
Each boy received an Arrow of Light Award, the highest rank a Cub Scout can earn. The boys bridged into Boy Scouts, joining Troop 49. The troop is sponsored by St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto.
Dalton McCullough, 15, is the son of Larry and Liz McCullough. He is a sophomore at Johansen High School in Modesto.
For his Eagle project, Dalton built and installed a duck blind at Los Banos Wildlife Refuge that's accessible for the disabled.
Derek Seely, 16, is the son of Todd Seely and Teresa Brignolo-Seely. He is a sophomore at Enochs High School in Modesto.
For his Eagle project, Derek orchestrated the building of 13 owl nesting boxes for installation at Caswell State Park in Ripon.
Race Nunes, 15, is the son of Keith Nunes and Julie Jaques-Nunes. He is a sophomore at Enochs High School.
For his Eagle project, Race designed and installed a dedicated irrigation sprinkler system for the 100-year-old Sequoia grove at Enslen Park for the Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department.
Tyler M. Schripsema, 17, is the son of Lisa M. Smith-Schripsema. He is a senior at Downey High School in Modesto.
For his Eagle project, Tyler completed a kitchen remodeling job at The Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center.
The Scouts will celebrate their accomplishments on Jan. 20 in a Court of Honor at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.