Macomb Township Eagle Scout honored

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published June 25, 2019

 Jack Lyons, of Macomb Township, is recognized at the June 12 Board of Trustees meeting for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He recently graduated from Dakota High School and will attend Western Michigan University.

Jack Lyons, of Macomb Township, is recognized at the June 12 Board of Trustees meeting for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He recently graduated from Dakota High School and will attend Western Michigan University.

Photo by Alex Szwarc

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The last few weeks were of great importance for Jack Lyons.

The 18-year-old was recognized at the June 12 Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting for earning his Eagle Scout rank. That came three days after he graduated summa cum laude from Dakota High School.

The board proclaimed June 16 as Jack Lyons Day in Macomb Township.

Lyons began his scouting career in first grade with Pack 149, then joined Troop 349. While in Cub Scouts, he worked his way through Tiger to Webelos II rank. Along the way, he received the Super Achiever Award for earning all 20 activity pins and was awarded the Arrow of Light.

“It’s one of my greatest honors to achieve the rank of Eagle,” Lyons said. “It means you have served your community and done a lot of hard work.”

For his Eagle Scout project, Lyons built a gaga ball pit for Mohawk Elementary. Gaga ball was one of his favorite free-time activities at many of the summer camps he attended. He worked with Mohawk to build a pit, order the supplies, prep the site, manage the crew, and build the site to meet their needs.

“We’re super proud of his commitment and dedication to keep going with his academics and all his other interests,” Lyon’s mother Sian Lyons said. “He still made time for scouts and pushing through to the project was admirable.”

He continued his scouting career with Troop 349 in addition to his Eagle Scout rank, where he has distinguished himself by achieving 33 merit badges, a Bronze and Gold Palm, the 50 Miler Award, the Bishop Baraga Medal and the Chief Pontiac Trail Medal.

Lyons earned his Eagle Scout rank Oct. 17, 2018, and had his Eagle Scout Court of Honor May 28, 2019.

At Dakota, he was a member of the National Honor Society and was on the cross country team all four years. He plans to attend the Lee Honor College at Western Michigan University and study chemistry and physics.

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