Lucas Umberger, 15, and Drew Warder, 14, both members of Boy Scout Troop 1404, received their Eagle Scout Awards in a Court of Honor ceremony at Dahlgren United Methodist Church in King George County.
The best friends began their Scouting career in 2011 with Cub Scout Pack 38, where they earned their Arrow of Light. So far, Lucas has earned 51 merit badges and six Eagle Palms, and Drew has earned 38 merit badges and three Eagle Palms.
Lucas and Drew completed their Eagle Scout service projects to benefit the King George County Animal Shelter. Lucas added landscaping around the entrance sign and Drew built a dog exercise ramp for the shelter. Their love of dogs and volunteering at the shelter inspired the ideas for their respective Eagle projects.
Lucas and Drew have served the troop in several leadership capacities. Lucas has held the positions of Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. Drew has held the positions of Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Bugler, Historian and Den Chief.
Both Scouts are members of the Order of the Arrow and have earned the National Outdoor Award for Camping. Their fondest Scouting adventures include attending several week-long summer camps, rock climbing at the Rappahannock Rocks in Fredericksburg and backcountry overnight trips in Shenandoah National Park.
Both Eagle Scouts are currently ninth graders at King George High School and attend the Commonwealth Governor’s School. Lucas is the son of Adriana and Harold Umberger. Drew is the son of Cathy and Chip Warder.