It’s the Boy Scouts version of the Magnificent Seven.
One Sumner family can now boast of seven Eagle Scouts — including the father, Tom Yungtum, and his six sons.
The latest, Tom’s youngest son, Matthias Yungtum, 18, a senior at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School, just earned Eagle status and was recognized at a ceremony Tuesday night at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church here.
“We’re very proud of all of them,” Tom said speaking for himself and his wife, Sally.
Matthias, or Matt as he’s called, joins brothers Paul, Jon, Will, Greg and Steve in achieving Eagle status. There’s about a 10-year age spread among the six sons, with Paul, the eldest, in his late 20s.
“And I was an Eagle,” Tom said, but then correcting himself. “Well, once you’re an Eagle, you’re always an Eagle.
“It’s a very good program,” he added. “Scouting has a lot to offer young people. We’ve always encouraged our children to try to stay active in school activities as well as outside activities, and Scouting is a very good program. It teaches a lot of good values and skills that stick with you.”
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(By the WCF Courier. The Boy Scouts of America Communications Department was not involved in the creation of this content.)