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contributed photoEric Dye celebrated earning the rank of Eagle Scout with a Court of Honor held March 6. contributed photoEric Dye celebrated earning the rank of Eagle Scout with a Court of Honor held March 6.

Eric Dye earns Eagle Scout rank

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On March 6, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Eric Dye at the Lehigh Masonic Temple, Macungie.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned in Boy Scouting. According to the National Eagle Scout Association, only 5 percent of Boy Scouts ever reach this rank.

For his Eagle Scout project, Dye planted two juniper trees at the Lehigh Masonic Temple to honor his mother, Kathleen Dye and aunt, Kerry Fletcher, who both died in 2014.

The trees were planted at each side of the temple’s main entrance, where his mother and aunt were both active within the Order of the Eastern Star. Markers for his mother and aunt were also placed there.

Throughout his decade long tenure with the Boy Scouts, Dye served in a variety of leadership positions within the Troop, including Den Chief and librarian.

Dye earned 31 merit badges, including Eagle required merit badges such as citizenship in the nation and personal fitness and other badges such as genealogy, chess and rowing.

Dye also was a member of the Order of the Arrow, a society which honors exemplary Boy Scouts, and also became certified and CPR trained in first aid.

Dye spent the entirety of his Boy Scouting career within Troop 5, based out of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Allentown.

Dye is involved with DeMolay, a Masonic-affiliated youth group, and will soon begin a yearlong term serving as Pennsylvania’s State Master Councilor.

Dye plans to eventually own his own business.