Local Scout earns Eagle

PERRONVILLE – Kent Dubord, 18, of Perronville, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. Dubord was recognized in a ceremony on Feb. 23 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bark River.

A member of Troop 473 in Flat Rock, Dubord is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Scoutmaster Gary LaMarche. Troop 473 is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Gladstone.

Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community service project. To earn his Eagle, Kent chose to remove 300 feet of fence and install 700 feet of new vinyl fence at the Perronville Cemetery. Most projects consist of 50-60 hours. However, Kent’s project had a total of 257 combined hours.

The new Eagle has served as Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, and a Quartermaster. He earned 22 merit badges.

Kent joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg, and the head of the F.B.I., William Sessions.

Kent Dubord attends Bark River-Harris High School, where he is a senior. He is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bark River, and attends Mass and Faith Formation weekly. He serves as an usher at church and is an active member of the youth group.

The Scout will be attending Steubenville for a fifth time this summer, will be a member on team at Marygrove for Youth Encounter, and is currently in Honduras for a 10-day mission trip.

Kent is active in his favorite sports, football and track where he serves as team captain for both teams. He is also a member of National Honor Society, treasurer of his class, weight lifts each night after school, and is in wrestling. He also recently won the U.P. Power-lifting championships in Newberry for the 220 pound weight class.

Kent is the son of Tim and Heather Jarvis of Perronville.