Four parishioners earn Eagle Scout

Only about 4 percent of all Boy Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout.

At Christ the King Parish in Omaha, four youths recently earned that rank, in part through projects that reflect their faith. All members of Troop 407, they will be recognized in a ceremony at the church at 1:15 p.m., Feb. 5 – which is Scout Sunday, the primary date for honoring youths and adults involved in the program.

Each youth gathered volunteers and raised money for their Eagle Scout projects, including Peter Kizer, a senior at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, who installed an outdoor sign displaying Mass times at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Omaha, and beautified the area around the sign.

Jake Wilson, also a senior at Creighton Prep, held a clothing drive, collecting more than 400 business suits, ties, shirts, belts and shoes, as well as some casual dress items, for a job assistance program at Heartland Family Services in Omaha.

Sam Maloley, a freshman at Creighton Prep, built a crèche in time for Advent for a garden to Mary at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Omaha, and a crèche for a Thomas More Society Christmas display at the state Capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa.

And Matt Walker, a sophomore at Westside High School in Omaha, replaced partitions and wall fixtures, stripped the wallpaper and painted the walls of the boys and girls bathrooms in the middle school area of Christ the King School.

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