Brothers earn Eagle Scout Award

Eagle Scouts, Jacob Fields (left) and Elijah Fields (right) are shown with their father, Michael Fields who earned Eagle Scout in 1985. Photo/Submitted.

Elijah and Jacob Fields were both honored May 30 at Lisbon Baptist Church in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for having attained the highest rank in scouting. This accomplishment is reached by only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts.

Elijah and Jacob are the sons of Michael and Anya Fields. Elijah, age 17, is a rising senior at Whitewater High School and Jacob, age 15, will be a 10th grader at Whitewater. Both are active members of Lisbon Baptist Church.

Elijah and Jacob both earned the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting’s highest honor and have held many leadership roles in Scout Troop 172, sponsored by the New Hope Baptist Church. Their scoutmaster is Jeff Burleson.

To attain the Eagle Scout award, scouts must earn at least 21 merit badges and complete a service project designed to improve some part of their community. Elijah’s service project was to design, organize, and lead other scouts in building a security fence around the Lisbon Baptist Church playground. Jacob’s service project was to design, plan and lead other scouts in building a gazebo at the playground at Lisbon Baptist Church.