Houston’s first Boy Scout troop for African-Americans…

HOUSTON – A dozen Boy Scouts have been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at the Court of Honor ceremony held Saturday for Troop 242 at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston.

Organizers said that this marked the largest Eagle Scout Court for Troop 242, which was among the first chartered for African-American Boy Scouts in Houston. It was the largest Eagle Scout class in its 54-year history.

The Eagle Scout Award is the Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement…

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