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Leadership in the Scouts: Tyler Prewitt

Life lessons learned through hard work and activity are a staple of the Boy Scouts of America program. These lessons challenge members to become leaders in their communities through character and citizenship. Tyler Prewitt, a 5th Grader at Highlandville Elementary is taking those lessons to heart, and becoming the example of a leader and highly decorated scout.

Tyler began scouting four years ago and was introduced to the scouts by his mom. He said his mom wanted him to be more involved with nature and the outdoors and he is very thankful that she got him started in Scouts. Tyler said he loves being in the Cub Scouts and the opportunities it provides. “I love the Scouts because we get to go camping and be outdoors, and I can hang out with my friends.”

In his four years of scouting, Tyler has worked hard to earn his scouting badges and move through the ranks of scouting. Tyler began as a Wolf, and has worked his way through Bear and Webelos to now be an Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light rank is the highest rank in Cub Scouting. Tyler has earned over 40 different badges and awards as a member of the Scouts, including every award possible as a Cub Scout.

Of all the badges Tyler has earned, two of them make him the proudest. The first is his “Super Achiever” award, which is earned for completing all 27 Cub Scout Achievements available. This is a high honor in Cub Scouts and something only a few Scouts achieve. He is also proud of his “Supernova” award, which is earned through activities in science, technology, engineering and math.

He has recently earned recruiting badges for inviting friends to be part of Cub Scouts. He is recruiting a lot of his classmates right now. “I tell them Cub Scouts is a lot of work, but it is really fun!”