Court of Honor ceremony recognizes 4 Eagle Scouts

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Boy Scouts Troop 40 Court of Honor ceremony was held on March 15 at Wailuku Hongwanji Temple.

“I am truly honored to introduce the following four outstanding Scout members who received the highest ranking of the Scouts program . . . Eagle Scout, in 2014. They did their wonderful Eagle projects in the community,” said the Rev. Shinkai Murakami, resident minister of the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission and the executive of the charter organization of Troop 40.

The young men and their Eagle Scout projects follow:

* Kenley T. Nakao, son of Dwight and Lea Nakao. “Installed two recycling bins at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission and painted surrounding walls.”

* Rip K. T. Pahukoa, son of Faith Tengan. “Restored Kunisaki gravesite and placed two Buddha statues on back of plants.”

* Cody A. K. Yamamoto, son of Colin Yamamoto and Cathy Marushige. “Repainting the Wailuku Hongwanji Preschool playground equipment.”

* Layke H. Yamauchi, son of Lance and Lynn Yamauchi. “Organized, restored, and archived H.P. Baldwin High School’s documents and newspapers.” He started a database of the notable events and people at Baldwin High School.

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Boy Scouts Troop 40’s program was organized in 1937.

Wailuku Hongwanji’s Troop 40 has over 200 members who have attained Eagle Scout rank. For more information for both the Wailuku Hongwanji Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts programs, call Murakami at 244-0406.