St. Louis’s Stange Company (run by an Eagle Scout) produces Eagle Scout medals and pins.
When David Bouchein won his Eagle Scout medal in the 1970s he had no idea of the prominence that award would play later in his life.
“Who would have thought I’d be running the company that made my Eagle medal?” said Bouchein, president of Stange Company.
“My grandpa, Elmer Wagenfuehr, got his own Eagle Scout award in the 1920s, and I think he’d be very proud of me.”
For 14 years, Bouchein, 47, has led the company, which manufactures employee recognition and service awards.
Its clients include companies around the globe, foreign nations and Roman Catholic organizations such as the Knights of Malta.
It has been casting, polishing and shipping out medals for 90 years. And except for a brief interruption of a few years, Stange has been the exclusive manufacturer of Eagle Scout medals since 1968. Only three other companies have made the medals, which have been issued since 1912.
Here’s the full article in Suburban Journal: Scouts’ honors
Read carefully S-T-A-N-G-E – strange indeed!