Triple Take

Eagle Scout Brothers Reach Scouting’s Pinnacle

Identical twins reaching the rank of Eagle happens once in a while, but triplets taking flight as Eagle Scouts is almost unheard of. However, that’s exactly what happened in Troop 395. Meet Aidan, Bennett, and Christian Hense - triplets who recently passed their Eagle Scout Board of Review.

While the three are hard to tell apart, their Eagle Scout projects couldn’t be more different. Amazingly, all three projects also took place over the same weekend in three different locations.

Aidan redesigned and re-landscaped the grotto at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roeland Park. The existing grotto had been around for about 30 years and became overgrown and in disrepair. Aidan and his team cleaned up the overgrown foliage, planted a variety of plants and perennials, and added new mulch and landscape rocks to help beautify the location.

Bennett held a car wash to raise money for Giving the Basics, a program that collects and distributes a variety of personal care products for the poor and homeless. Bennett raised around $500 to purchase products and help fund the car wash, and also held a collection drive at his church to provide additional products for this much needed program.

Christian held a garage sale to raise money for materials to create a children’s nature walk at Our Lady’s Montessori School in Kansas City, KS. The garage sale raised nearly $500 and proceeds helped purchase mulch, plants, grass seed, foot path stones, and a bench for a 50-foot path adjacent to the school.

The triplets are currently planning their Eagle Scout Court of Honor for the spring - an honor they will all share together.