It was an exciting night for Boy Scout Troop 173 of South Bend. Five of its 25 scouts received the highest honor in the organization, they became Eagle Scouts.
The young men and their families were glowing with pride. They've worked their entire lives to reach this point. From camping to cooking, building to boating, becoming an Eagle Scout goes beyond earning a few badges.
“It’s going to make my mom cry for sure," said new Eagle Scout Wyatt Hagen.
Hagen, 18, has been waiting for this moment since he was 6. Very few scouts make it this far, only 2 percent of all scouts obtain the eagle ranking.
“I am going to be that 2 percent,” Hagen said.
In South Bend on Tuesday, five young men were awarded the coveted Eagle Scout ranking. Four received the honor at the ceremony. The fifth is away at college.