Summarized by Jennifer Livingston
LDS Family boasts Eagle Scout 'triplets'
Washington DC Times 10May00 P2
By Gerald Mzejewski: Washington Times
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Three LDS brothers in Herndon, Va. advanced to
the rank of Eagle Scout earlier this month. Byron, Jordan, and Grant
Gibb received their honors at a ceremony May 10, 2000. Byron, 19,
and Jordan, 17, actually completed the requirements last year, but
decided to wait one year so they could celebrate together with their
14 year old brother, Grant.
"It's a thrill to see them all get it at the same time," said Mark
Gibb, the boys' father and Scoutmaster of troop 839. The boys'
mother, Claudia Gibb, added, "It's been a real fun ride for the whole
Requirements for earning the rank of Eagle Scout include earning 21
merit badges and completing an Eagle Scout project. The Gibb
brothers combined their efforts in the renovation of a historic
property, each taking care of an aspect of the project. Only 2.5
percent of Boy Scouts across the nation rise to the challenge of
Eagle Scout requirements.
Eagle Scouts receive a Certificate of Honor signed by the President
of the United States, an Eagle Scout badge and medal, a tie clasp,
and a silver pin. In addition, each Scout receives a collection of
congratulatory letters from U.S. senators and congressmen praising
his achievement. Representative Thomas M. Davis III (R-VA) presented
flags to the Gibb brothers and three other Eagle Scouts who received
their awards May 10.