Congratulating Eagle Scout Andrew Rugh

Floor Speech

Date: June 22, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the accomplishments of Mr. Andrew Rugh, an Eagle Scout from Troop 28 in Rocky Grove, Venango County, as he celebrates completing all 138 merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America.

Andrew has been a member of Troop 28 for more than 7 years and has had the support of his parents, Chad and Christina Rugh, throughout his time in Scouting.

Becoming an Eagle Scout is a great honor. Only 8 percent of all Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout, and less than half a percent of Scouts are estimated to have completed all available merit badges.

On his path to earning each merit badge, Andrew was challenged to learn various skills ranging from law and chess to archery and welding.

Alongside millions of young men and women in Scouting, Andrew embodies the values of patriotism, courage and self-reliance.

Madam Speaker, as an Eagle Scout myself, and a member of the Scouting community for more than 50 years, I can attest to the significance of Andrew's achievement.

Congratulations, Andrew, on your accomplishment in Scouting and your contribution to your community. Well done, Scout.