Hayden Runyan of Edon has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor. He is a member of Troop 74, chartered by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Edon. Dan Ankney serves as his scoutmaster and Dave Loughborough, assistant scoutmaster.
Hayden’s scouting career began in 2004 when he joined Edon Cub Scout Pack 374 as a Tiger Scout. Having worked his way through the Cub Scout ranks, Hayden earned Cub Scouting’s highest honor, The Arrow of Light Award, in April 2009. He then crossed over into Edon Boy Scout Troop 74 later that month. In July 2011, Hayden was elected to the Order of Arrow, Scouting’s Honor Society.
Hayden has completed twenty-five merit badges and, through this process, planned and completed an Eagle project in April 2013 to earn his Eagle rank on November 12, 2013. Hayden’s Eagle project consisted of designing and constructing roofs for dugouts on Field 1 and Field 2 at Edon’s Walz Park.
The son of Todd and Angie Runyan of Edon, Hayden has one sister, Jordan. He currently is a sophomore at Edon High School where he is very active in golf and baseball.
Hayden will receive his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor Saturday, May 10, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Edon.