OTTAWA — Seven local boy scouts were inducted into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Monday evening. The boy scouts include five Ottawa-Glandorf, a Miller City-New Cleveland student, and a Pandora-Gilboa student. The Boy Scout Troop 224 members provided over 1,000 hours of community service to complete projects to achieve this honor.

Jordan Croy, Travis DeMuth, Tyler Hohenbrink, Zachary Clyde Powell, Luke Michael Salazar, Kolton Schroeder, and Jace Van Oss were inducted into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor during a ceremony at the Ottawa VFW.

Jordan is the son of Jamey and Jen Croy. A sophomore at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, he became a Tiger Cub in 2012. He completed his Eagle Service project by providing safety enhancements to one of the equipment storage buildings at Titan Stadium. Jordan and his team were able to add interior exit and emergency lighting, exterior lighting, and exterior GFCI receptacle to the storage building.

A freshman at Miller City High School, Travis is the son of Jeff and Vicki DeMuth. Travis joined Pack 207 in 2013 as a Tiger Cub. His project consisted of planting, mulching, and watering 68 Green Giant Arborvitae trees in two rows at the Miller City High School soccer fields. Travis also placed plaques at his and five other Eagle Scout projects completed by scouts from Troop 224 at the Miller City School over the last six years.

Tyler is the son of Cheryl and Brad Hohenbrink. He is currently a sophomore at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. He has done numerous things as a scout, including attending meetings and assisting with youth scouts. Tyler built eight benches for the Putnam County Youth Soccer to use for his Eagle Scout project.

A senior at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Zachary is the son of Don and Jan Powell. He worked his way through Cub Scouts, beginning as a Tiger Scout and advancing through Webelos. He became a Boy Scout in the winter of fifth grade. Zach’s Eagle project involved building and placing benches at the Ottawa Reservoir. He received support from local businesses and the guidance and help of community leaders while completing his project.

Luke is the son of Jennifer Salazar and Michael Salazar. He is a freshman at Pandora-Gilboa High School. Luke started scouting when he joined cub scouts in second grade. Luke’s Eagle Scout Project included replacing and repairing all the military flag holders in Mallahan, Hilty, and Pleasant Ridge Cemeteries. He repaired or completely replaced the veteran flag holders for 160 veterans. The holders were set in drilled holes next to every headstone. Luke felt this was a way to honor local veterans and to work with his grandfather, who is a veteran.

A freshman at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Kolton is the son of Andy and Angie Schroeder. He has been involved in scouting since he was in the first grade as a Cub Scout and became a Boy Scout when he was in the fifth grade. For his Eagle Scout Project Kolton completed the installation and landscaping around the new electronic sign in front of Sts. Peter and Paul School. The work included tearing out the old sign, building a stone structure, completing landscaping, and installing the electric sign.

Jace Van Oss is the son of Brent and Vicky Van Oss. He is a sophomore at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Jace’s Eagle Scout project involved installing an outer barrier around the playset at Ottawa Waterworks Park and filling the interior with pea gravel. Jace also trimmed the bushes and added mulch and stone around the Girl Scout House.