Tanner Hintze was presented with the Boy Scout rank of Eagle in a Court of Honor Saturday, March 6.
Hintze began his Scouting career when he was 8 as a Cub Scout. He achieved his Arrow of Light, which is the highest rank in the Cub Scout program and is the only badge that carries forward to be sewn onto a Boy Scout uniform.
Hintze enjoys campouts and all the outdoor activities that Scouts offer and he has learned outdoor survival skills along the way. Scouts has also provided a great opportunity for Hintze to serve and be a good citizen to his community, Scouting officials said.
Hintze is a good student academically and takes his learning very seriously. He enjoys the learning environment and the challenge that it presents. Scouts not only challenged Hintze physically but academically as well, as he learned the skills and codes that Scouts proclaim and hold dear.
He enjoys most sports, but his real love is basketball and he has been playing since he was a young boy –— even before joining Cub Scouts. He is a member of the high school basketball team.
Aside from Scouts and basketball, Hintze is a member of the INTERACT club and DECA club. He just recently attended a conference in Washington, D.C. and was amazed at the wonderful history and great things this country has to offer. He hopes that the workshops he attended will prepare him to compete nationally for Payson High School.
He is also active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With all of Hintze’s interests and activities, one of the challenges he had to overcome in obtaining his Eagle was time management, Payson Scout officials said.
Scouting is a commitment of time and energy and so he had to plan carefully for the service projects and merit badges to fit it all into his busy schedule. In addition to the Eagle project, Hintze earned 22 merit badges.
His Eagle project or service project was to repair and stripe the parking lot at PRMC hospital. He led a group of 14 boys and leaders in accomplishing this task of painting poles, handicap signs, parking spots and stairs. The project was needed to ensure safety and order in the hospital parking lot.
In all it took more than 150 hours of labor to complete. The learning experience and organization of the project was a valuable lesson for Hintze on how to get something done with the assistance of others, Payson Scout officials said.
Scouting has been a great resource for Hintze. The Scout oath and law are a way of life and have provided a framework for Hintze to pattern his life after. The things he has learned while earning his Eagle rank will help him throughout his life.
He was born Dec. 28, 1994 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Hart and Suzi Hintze and is the third boy in his family of six children and the third son to receive the rank of Eagle in the Scouting program.