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Houston triplets receive Sea Scouting’s highest honor

Congrats to the Halling Triplets

Pollyanna, Aaron, and Lilliebeth Halling with their parents.

Lilliebeth and Pollyanna Halling were jealous. Why did their brother, Aaron, get to go on all of these fun Boy Scout outings when they couldn’t?

That disappointment quickly turned to enthusiasm, though, when the triplets turned 16. That’s when the trio joined Sea Scouts and made adventure a family affair.

On Friday, their dedication paid off when all three earned the Quartermaster Award, Sea Scouting’s highest rank. They later said that reaching the summit of Sea Scouting was never in doubt; it was their plan from the start.

Now, there aren’t any records to confirm this, but word is that the Halling Three are the first triplets to achieve this honor. That makes it extra-special for the Halling family.

What’s next for these outstanding young people? Well, would it surprise you to learn that the trio decided to attend the same school, Texas A&M University? Or that they joined the prestigious Corps of Cadets together, too? I didn’t think so.

Congrats, Pollyana, Aaron, and Lilliebeth!

6 Comments on Houston triplets receive Sea Scouting’s highest honor

  1. I worked with them at the Jamboree Sea Scout booth. Great that the 3 got their Quartermasters!!!

  2. Mike Walker // March 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm // Reply

    I was Pollyanna’s SEAL skipper. She was fantastic.

  3. As a fellow quartermaster, I have nothing but the greatest of congratulations to this entire family!

  4. TexasPete65 // March 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm // Reply

    I find it quite appropriate that they are “Sea Aggies,” as TAMU Galveston members of The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets are known.

  5. Congrats from one Quartermaster to another three. Way to go!!!

  6. James Byers // June 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm // Reply

    It was a pleasure to meet y’all at the 2010 Jamboree. My daughter just had her Quartermaster Bridge of Review and is Sailing on the USCG Eagle. Texas Maritime Academy is a great place (I graduated from there in 1976. I had spoke with the Academy President back then about sponsoring a Sea Explores unit so that I could finish my Quartermaster (never did). Good Luck and Congratulations.

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