By Michael Buhler
Nic Molyneux has been involved in scouting for most of his life. Now, he has attained scouting’s highest rank.
Molyneux, a senior at Cheney High School, was promoted to Eagle Scout at a ceremony last Tuesday, the latest highlight in a decade-long scouting career.
“It feels good to be able to get that after all of your hard work,” Molyneux said.
Volunteering is a big part of scouting, and Molyneux’s road to scouting was no exception. He volunteered with several church groups and community service organizations, including mowing the grass at one of the churches in Cheney and serving ice cream at the Sedgwick County Fair last summer.
However, his main project to attain Eagle Scout status was to help with replacing street signs on the west side of Cheney.
“I felt like I was doing some good,” Molyneux said. “The older signs were hard to see. These new signs are easy to see. It felt good to help out the community that I live in.”
Molyneux first got into scouting as a Cub Scout approximately 10 years ago.
“It was because a lot of people were doing it,” Molyneux said. “It seemed like a cool thing to do. You got to help others and you even got to shoot a BB gun.”
However, Molyneux learned the value of serving and helping others as he progressed throuh the scouting ranks, from Cub Scout to Boy Scout and now, to Eagle Scout.
“I feel good about it,” Molyneux said. “A lot of people have helped me out in the past and you feel like you’re helping them when you do scouting.”
When asked for his most memorable moment in scouting, Molyneux cannot name just one.
“All of it was a pretty big thing,” Molyneux said. “It’s all pretty memorable.”
Molyneux plans to attend college at Hutchinson Community College and eventually work in the gaming industry
“I want to be the guy who writes the stories for the games and stuff,” Molyneux said.
While Molyneux is undecided about his future as an adult, he is certain of one thing.
“I haven’t really thought about it,” Molyneux said, “but when I do get to be a father, I want to get my son in it and see him be an Eagle Scout.”