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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 family."

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.


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