The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council’s annual Eagle Banquet was held May 11 at MacDill Air Force Base’s Surf Club. The event celebrated the achievement of 113 Eagle Scouts in attendance. Each Scout present was recognized by Tom Hochhausler, Council President. In 2016, 374 Council Scouts earned the Eagle rank. Other awards given at the event included presentation of the Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to Alex Thurin, the NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award to Col. Raymond Duquette, USMC, and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award to Gen. George Norwood, USAF (Ret.). Next year’s banquet is currently scheduled for May 10, 2018.