(Houston, TX) -- Houston has a dozen new Eagle Scouts. The honors were awarded at a Saturday ceremony at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Midtown.
Organizers say it was the largest Eagle Scout class in the 54-year history of Troop 242, the first Houston troop chartered for African-American Boy Scouts. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest advancement award offered by the Boy Scouts. Only four-percent of all Scouts ever attain the rank.