Entering Troop 17 in spring of 1999 from Pack 498 of Wilson School, Ian’s Scouting career has been characterized by steady, consistent progress — both in his advancement and in his leadership responsibilities. There has seldom been a Court of Honor where Jan has not received an award or recognition.
Ian earned the troop’s Cub Service ribbon when he served as a Den Chief for Pack 498 and he later completed the St. Louis Area Council’s Junior Leader Training Course in 2001. He is also a member of the Bakers, Troop 17’s unique organization for older Scouts, and has earned the Honor Camper and Honor Patrol recognitions.
Ian’s first leadership position was as the Assistant Patrol Leader of the Hawk Patrol later becoming Patrol Leader of the Moose Patrol. After his patrol leadership, Ian served as the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader before his current position as Senior Patrol Leader, the top boy leader in the troop. Although only in this job a short while, Ian has already shown himself to be exceptionally confident, dedicated, selfless, responsible, and well-organized.
Ian has also been an active participant in the troop’s outdoor program –including campouts, camporees, hikes, and six years at summer camp earning the troop’s Field Service award. In recognition of his camping abilities and leadership skills, Ian was elected by his fellow campers in 2001 to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national society for Scout honor campers.
Two summers ago, Ian was part of Troop 17 ten scout contingent to Philmont — BSA’s national high adventure camp in the mountains of New Mexico and plans to repeat that adventure next summer.
At his church, Samuel United Church of Christ, lan has served as a liturgist –the youngest person in the congregation ever to do so.
At the John Burroughs School, lan is a solid student and a good athlete. As a sophomore, Ian was captain of the JV water polo team and on the swim team both his sophomore and junior years. Known as a strong team player on the varsity water polo team, Ian earned a varsity letter as a junior.
Ian is a member of the school student social awareness club and has volunteered at the University City Children’s Center, a day care facility for disadvantaged youths in partnership with Washington University. And then for his Eagle service project, Ian enlisted numerous other Scouts and adults to help him design, construct, and build needed bookshelves for their day care center.
In the summers, Ian has worked as a life guard at the Shaw Park Pool in Clayton.
Ian is standing here tonight to receive his Eagle Badge — earned concurrently while serving as the troop’s Senior Patrol Leader — one of the few times in the troop’s long history since the commitments of that position are so demanding and time consuming.
One would. have to look long and hard to find a better example of what an Eagle Scout represents than lan Hermann. He is a very responsible and earnest young man — selfless, dedicated, service-minded, and well-liked — a fine example of the Scouting ideal for many other Scouts to emulate.
Ian Hermann –
Honor Camper… Honor Patrol… Order of the Arrow… Baker… Athlete… Scholar… Eagle Scout
TROOP SEVENTEEN IS MIGHTY PROUD OF lAN HERMANN