Yost earns Eagle Scout rank

Daniel Allan Yost, of Bowmansville, has earned the highest achievement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts – the Eagle Scout Award.

Friends, family and members of Boy Scout Troup 121 honored Yost during a ceremony earlier this year at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Bowmansville.

He started in the Scouting program as a Cub Scout, earning the Bobcat, Wolf and Bear badges. He then moved on to Webelos, and received the highest award in the Cub Scout program, the Arrow of Light, in February 2009. As a Boy Scout, he earned 31 merit badges, including the God and Church Award and served as assistant patrol leader and quartermaster.

In June 2015, he visited Adventure on the Gorge, a high adventure camp in West Virginia. To complete his Eagle Scout project in October 2015, he made improvements at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Bowmansville. He prepared the area by weeding and mulching, erected a fence and planted evergreens.

Yost graduated this year from Garden Spot High School, and plans to continue his education in computer programming. He is the son of Sonya and David Yost, of Bowmansville, and the grandson of Eva Kling, of Williamsport and Harold Yost, of Bowmansville.