Crestview troop adds another Eagle Scout to its ranks (PHOTOS)

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Tayler Vest, flanked by his parents Kellie and Joe Vest, recites the Boy Scout Oath during his Eagle Scout Court of Honor as directed by Eagle Scout Jacob Somers, at podium.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM.

CRESTVIEW — A local Boy Scout troop with a remarkable track record for graduating its members to scouting's highest rank has added another Eagle Scout to its roster.

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Tayler Vest of Troop 773, chartered to the Knights of Columbus, was promoted to Eagle Scout on Saturday at his Court of Honor.

"This is a time for pride and joy as well as an occasion for serious reflection," Boy Scouts District Executive Kelly Carrico said.

The ceremony included traditions such as the lighting of the Eagle Trail, a series of candles that were a visual reminder of the ranks through which Tayler progressed to attain Eagle.

Tayler's proud parents, Kellie and Joe Vest, pinned their son's Eagle badge on his uniform, and in return received small Eagle pins from Tayler.

Then, as directed by Troop 773 Scout Master Daniel Behr, Tayler, following troop tradition, hugged and kissed his mom. Parental support is a cornerstone of the troop's success, Behr said.

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