, Brian’s grandfather; Brian Van Kleeck, and Mike Van Kleeck, Capt., USA, Brian’s brother and also an Eagle."]”]Troop 731 is pleased to announce that Brian Alexander Van Kleeck has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Brian was recognized in a special Eagle Court of Honor ceremony held Sunday, April 15, 2012 at The First Colony Conference Center.
Brian, son of David and Marilyn Van Kleeck of Sugar Land, started Scouting as a Cub Scout in 2000. He progressed through the Cub Scout ranks, and joined BSA Troop 731 in 2005. He advanced through the ranks completing 43 merit badges, serving the community with numerous service hours, and serving in a number of leadership positions in the troop, as Patrol Leader two times, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Troop Guide, and Instructor three times. Special awards included 100 Nights Camping, Kayak BSA, World Conservation Award, and 50-Miler Award (Hiking).
He participated in long-term camping experiences at Lost Pines Scout Ranch near Bastrop, Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina, Camp Ben Delatour and the Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base in Colorado, Camp Frank Rand in New Mexico, Camp Strake near Houston, Texas, as well as a trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and the 100th Anniversary National Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.
Brian’s Eagle project was designing, coordinating, building, and installing a library for the Gateway Academy, including bookshelves and a computer work station.
In addition to his Eagle Rank pin and neckerchief, Scott was presented with a plaque from the Exchange Club of Sugar Land and a special collectible Norman Rockwell Knife from Troop 731.
Brian continues the tradition of excellence from Troop 731, as he is the 64th scout to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in the troop since its inception in 1991.