KILLEEN — A pair of Fort Hood teens received the highest rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America. Jeremy Hauschildt and Vincent Chasteen, Scouts from Troop 222 of the Longhorn Council, both earned the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony at the American Legion Hall on South Park Street in Killeen on Saturday.
Hauschildt came to Fort Hood with his family following his Scout involvement in Lawton, Okla. He has dozens of merit badges and has performed more than 180 hours of community service. His Eagle Scout project was to build bluebird houses for the Fort Hood’s Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. Jeremy is a sophomore at Shoemaker High School in Killeen.
He thanked his troop in Oklahoma as well as local Troop 222.
“The hiking and campouts have been a highlight of being in Scouts,” he said.
Chasteen began Cub Scouts while the family was in Mannheim, Germany. His family moved to Fort Hood in June 2006. Chasteen has held many leadership positions, and is a member of the Order of the Arrow which is the Scouting National Honor Society.
His Eagle project involved building a donation box for the Cove House food center and homeless shelter, and at the same time collected items for the shelter. Chasteen is a senior at Copperas Cove High School and will graduate in 2013.
“I thank my family and all who have helped me through the years,” he said.