GENEVA — The Boy Scouts of America organization has led Tyler Loontjer down many exciting roads in his seven years as a member.
His latest journey was to the west edge of Nebraska Highway 41 on the outskirts of Geneva where he put up a "Welcome to Geneva" sign—his service project that has helped him earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
The Eagle Scout Badge is scouting's highest honor. About 4 percent of all Boy Scouts attain the rank.
Loontjer, 17, is a senior at Fillmore Central High School. He was awarded the badge at a Court of Honor Nov. 10 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Geneva. Scoutmaster Scott Eichelberger presided at the event.