A celebration recently was held at the Palermo Christian Church for Eagle Scouts Daniel Ray Brown and Jacob Aaron Brown of Troop 479.

Friends, family members, elected officials, and other Scouts gathered together to honor Daniel and Jacob for earning their wings — the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Daniel and Jacob and their family selected the Four Winds Eagle Scout Ceremony and asked other members of Troop 479 to assist them.

An integral component of the requirements for Eagle Scouts is a service project. The candidate must develop the project, organize the materials and manpower, and supervise its completion.

Daniel Brown’s Eagle Project was at the Brown Cemetery, and Jacob Brown’s Eagle Project was at the Rust Cemetery, both in Palermo. The cemeteries needed trees cut, brush cut or pulled, stumps removed, and old fences removed. New entrances to both cemeteries were created with rock steps, and a fence was placed around each cemetery.

Jacob’s Eagle Project at the Rust Cemetery in Palermo was a considerable distance from the road, and a path needed to be cut to the cemetery. Signs were placed at each cemetery.

Daniel and Jacob are the sons of Ray and Kari Brown, of Palermo. Daniel will be a senior at Erskine Academy this fall, and Jacob will be a junior in Illinois, as his father was reassigned to Illinois.