On Saturday, Minot Scout Troop 425 will celebrate Chance Thompson and Joshua Slama becoming its 101st and 102nd Eagle Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor to be held at 3 p.m. at the Minot Gun Club, 1331 62nd Ave. NOT. A reception must follow the main courtyard.
Chance is the son of Rick and Christine Thompson of Minot. He will graduate in 2023 from Lycée Minot. He is currently working on an internship with a local electrical company with a desire to continue with an apprenticeship after graduation.
His scouting career began in Cubs with Pack 428 at Bell Elementary School as a first grader. He won Cub Scouts’ highest honor – the Arrow of Light. In March 2016, Chance joined Boy Scout Troop 425. He has held the following leadership positions in his troop: Historian, Bugler (six years), Chaplain Assistant, Quartermaster, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Chief junior assistant scout. Currently, he is an assistant Scoutmaster.
He earned 42 merit badges and will also receive the silver and bronze awards for earning 20 merit badges above the minimum 21 merit badges. He also won several special awards.
He has attended a number of camps, including the Parker National Youth Leadership Training Camp near Brainerd, Minnesota. He is an Ordeal Member of the Order of the Arrow, which is the Camper Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).
His Eagle Scout project involved planning, organizing and coordinating volunteers and materials in the construction of flower boxes for the Congregational United Church of Christ, Minot, which display special messages.
Joshua, son of Thom and Tracey Slama of Minot, is a 2022 graduate of Minot High School. He will begin welding classes this fall at Bismarck State College. After graduating from welding, he plans to become a manufacturing welder and eventually hopes to operate his own welding shop.
His Scouting career began in Cubs with Pack 425 at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, where he earned Cub Scouts’ highest honor – the Arrow of Light. In February 2015, he joined Boy Scout Troop 425. He has held the following leadership positions in his troop: Historian, Scribe (two terms), Den Leader (two terms), Assistant Patrol Leader, OA Representative, Chief assistant senior patrol officer and junior assistant. Scout leader. Currently, he is an assistant Scoutmaster.
He earned 40 merit badges and will also receive the Silver Palm for earning 15 merit badges above the minimum 21 merit badges. He also won several special awards.
He has attended a number of camps including the High Adventure Canoe Trip to the Boundary Waters in Ely, Minnesota. He is an Ordeal member of the Order of the Arrow, which is the Honor Society of BSA Campers.
His Eagle Scout project involved planning, organizing and coordinating volunteers and equipment to move rock and weeds around Congregational United Church, Minot, and install a groundsheet, then replace the rock on the mat. of ground. With the help of its 14 volunteers, the landscaping project was completed at the end of October 2021.