Boy Scout Troop 725 is top-heavy with Eagle Scouts, Boy Scouting's highest honor.


Oak Hills High School's Kody Jordan and Sultana High School's James and John Mills Jr., all received their Eagle badges Saturday afternoon at the Rick Novack Center.


Each of the trio had to earn 21 merit badges, including several mandatory ones, complete a service project and more, all before the age of 18.


"A lot of (their fellow students) are surprised," James Mills said, asking, "'You're in Boy Scouts?'"


"I just enjoyed the outdoors," said John Mills Jr., of his decision to stick with scouting after Cub Scouts, which is as far as many of their friends made it. "It keeps me going."


The badge will help them with their collegiate and military careers they have planned, giving them a leg up on acceptance or earning them higher ranks.


"I would have done this no matter what," Kody Jordan said. "I joined because my friend James was in there and he was my best friend."


The scouts are joining a long tradition of political leaders, CEOs and other figures who've also earned the award.


"All the astronauts that have walked on the moon but one have been Eagle Scouts," James Mills said.


Troop 725 is likely to get even more top-heavy next year: About six more of the dozen members of the troop are within striking distance of earning Eagle as well, according to Scoutmaster Chris Lindsay