Schoenbachler earns Eagle Scout

Joshua Schoenbachler was presented the Eagle Scout award, Boy Scouting’s highest rank, at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, Aug. 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Center, Jasper. He is the son of James and Michele Schoenbachler.

Dan Fritch, charter organization representative and chairman of the Eagle Board, welcomed everyone. The Color Guard included fellow scouts Dallas Lueken, Abraham De La Cruz, Eric Brenner and Mason Schoenbachler. Father William Traylor provided the invocation. Kaleb Lawson and Nick Hedinger were Eagle escorts for the ceremony. The Scout Oath and Law were read by Nick Hedinger while Katelyn Lawson lit the symbolic candles. Eagle Board of Review members were Joe “Swampy” Schoenbachler, Jon Schoenbachler and Jeremy Foxen.

“An Eagle Mom’s Poem” was read by Michele Schoenbachler. Steve Lindauer with the Southern Indiana Leatherneck presented Schoenbachler with The Marine Corps League Good Citizen Award. Scoutmaster Lewis Wagner provided troop leader minutes. Schoenbachler provided remarks and presented the Eagle Scout Mentor Pin to John Dixon. Foxen delivered the Eagle Scout Charge. The ceremony was completed with a prayer from Fr. Traylor and retiring of the colors.

Schoenbachler started his Scouting career with St. Joseph Pack 182 in 2009, advancing from Tiger Cub to Webelos Scout and earning his Parvuli Dei Religious Emblem and his Arrow of Light. He crossed over to St. Joseph Church’s Boy Scout Troop 182 and was in the Flaming Phoenix patrol. Schoenbachler has served as senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, librarian, bugler, patrol leader and Webmaster. He completed 33 merit badges and received the Ad Altare Dei Religious Emblem. He also received the Gold and Bronze palms.

Joshua is a member of St. Joseph Troop 182, currently serving as senior patrol leader, and the Order of the Arrow. He participated in a camping and hiking trip to the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon in 2016 and the Smoky Mountains in 2018. For his Eagle project, he worked with Angie Greulich, St. John Bosco Youth Minister, to build shelves for storage and helped sort and organize items in the basement.

Schoenbachler is a fourth-generation scout and third-generation Eagle Scout. He is a sophomore at Jasper High School and is a member of the marching and pep bands and Robotics team. He also is a server at St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

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