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Eagle Scouts gather for a special banquet

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A banquet to recognize scouting's highest honor took place Saturday morning in East Peoria.

The event recognized a few dozen new Eagle Scouts from central Illinois and beyond. 

The banquet kicked off with a nice breakfast, followed by speeches and awards.

Scouts at the breakfast said you gain impeccable skills from an experience like this, which translates into every day life and service.

Those included in the scout law include, trust, obedience, bravery and always lending a hand. 

"It's more about the development of the young man and then continuing on into adulthood it develops good leadership skills, their character, their love of outdoors," stated Eagle Brunch Chair David Crawford. 

"I believe eagle scouts or just being in scouts in general gives you an opportunity to fail while it's still okay...once you enter the adult world your leadership skills have major consequences," said Eagle Scout Isaac Hagberg. 

Crawford said the scouts are strong and vibrant as they have ever been and he also said girls have now been welcomed into the boy scouting program, starting this year. 

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