LORDSTOWN - While only two percent of all scouts earn an Eagle Scout Award, a local Lordstown teen who has been involved with scouting for more than 10 years earned the honor while also helping a local organization.
Louis Liming, son of Lamar and Estell Liming, constructed a brick foundation to mount an old school bell to be displayed in front of the one-room school house off Salt Springs Road for the Lordstown Historical Society.
The society acquired the bell, which it showcases along with other items related to Lordstown's history.
Liming, of Boy Scout Troop 20, was presented his award recently at the Eagle Court of Honor held at Lordstown Lutheran Church.
Lordstown Historical member Alda Pugh said the society is planning a dedication for the bell this year.
Ed Detre, scoutmaster, said Liming's recognition notes a major accomplishment in scouting, as only two percent of scouts earn the honor of Eagle Scout.
Liming, a senior at Lordstown High School, started in scouting in 2002 as a cub scout. He joined Boy Scout Troop 20 in 2007 and has served as a quartermaster and assistant senior patrol leader.
He plans to study pharmaceutical sciences and minor in agronomy at Ohio State University. Liming is currently taking college courses at Youngstown State University.
Liming's grandparents are Sarah Wujick of Newton Falls and Mary and Lee Liming of Lordstown.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads and manages.