Sunday night will long be remembered as a special one, for that was the night when Logan Prichard stood tall at the front of the Barryton Church of God during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor, and became the third of the Pritchard brothers to achieve that rank. Logan was surrounded by family, friends, fellow Scouts, and dignitaries as he took part in the ceremony. The solemn occasion was, at times, interrupted by laughter and by tears.
As a part of Troop 120, the 17-year-old Evart High School junior knew early on he wanted to follow the paths of his brothers Joseph and Steven and reach the coveted rank of an Eagle Scout. He worked hard to do that, and at times went the extra mile. He was required to earn at least 21 merit badges, and Prichard earned 26. The announcement of that achievement brought him a long round of applause.Prichard, his family, and many others went through a tough time together on the very day the youngster and his fellow Scouts were to build handicap-accessible picnic tables as his project. Word came that their Scoutmaster had fallen and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Shortly thereafter, word came to the boys that he had died. On this night in May, Prichard stood in the Court of Honor and as the ceremony continued, he seemed to stand taller. A number of special people in his life spoke, including the new Scoutmaster, Eric Earle, and chairperson, Ann Lehman.