Clayton Paul Englert, 17, of Paducah has earned the highest advancement award of the Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout. Englert was recognized in a Court of Honor ceremony on May 7 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Paducah.
He began in Scouting as a Wolf with Cub Scout Pack 7, earning the Arrow of Light award. He is a member of Troop 7 Boy Scouts, where he completed 31 merit badges and received the Order of the Arrow award.
An Eagle Scout must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, serve actively in troop leadership and successfully complete a community service project. Englert chose as his Eagle project to remove and update the original landscaping in front of the St. John School building at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
He is a junior at St. Mary High School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and is the son of Greg and Paula Englert and the grandson of Paul and Ellen Carrico and the late Gene and Mary Elizabeth Englert.