Four friends earn Eagle Scout honor together


From left, Gregory Muzyn, John Powell, Dylan Webb and Jeffrey Muzyn smile for a picture after their Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a crowd speckled with khaki, red and green filled the pews of St. Jude Catholic Church on Ashland Terrace.

The attendees gathered to honor four new inductees into Boy Scout Troop 172’s Eagle Hall of Fame: John Powell, Dylan Webb, Jeffrey Muzyn and Gregory Muzyn.

“What amazed me and touched me most was how they stuck with Scouting and with each other,” said former Scout Master Greg Kniedler in his speech during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.

The four have been in the troop together since they were “Tenderfoot Scouts,” and though some of them qualified to become an Eagle Scout as early as 2012, each wanted to wait to proceed with their Eagle Scout Court of Honor together.

“It’s not normally like that,” Webb explained after the ceremony. “Normally just one or two people make it through in a patrol.”

The high school juniors began their trek toward the rank of Eagle Scout in sixth grade, earning a combined 107 merit badges along the way.

While some badges take as little as a day to earn, others take months.

Email Kelsie Bowman at kbowman@timesfreepress.com