Posted: Oct 14, 2012 10:10 AM by David Jay - MTN News
Updated: Oct 14, 2012 9:46 AM
BILLINGS- Only about 5% of Boy Scouts across the country earn the rank of Eagle, but a Billings family will soon have100% of their scouts achieving the honor.
Mason Ashment completed his last project before the ultimate award in Boy Scouts, at ZooMontana Saturday.
Ashment, with help from fellow boy scouts, parents and friends, painted part of the River Otter exhibit at ZooMontana, fulfilling the final requirement for Mason to become an Eagle scout.
He also gets inspiration from his family where his father and two brothers also earned the rank of Eagle. And for Mason, Mom and Dad also have a role in earning Eagle.
"Parents setting that tone in the home," said Kerry Ashment, Mason's father. "and that we're proud of what you are doing; we support what you are doing, and once in a while, give a little bit of a nudge in the right direction. It's absolutely necessary."
"My dad is always my inspiration," Mason said. "He takes control and he's a great member of the community and helps everyone out."
"For him to finish this up, I'm very proud of him," Ashment said.