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Eagle Scout Court of Honor held

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A.J. Parker and John Parker, newly-recognized Eagle Scouts.
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Boy Scout Troop 370 conducted an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Dec. 8. The first half of the program included a meal as well as rank and merit badge ceremonies. The meal was prepared by scouts.

Recognized from Troop 370 for rank or merit badge awards were (back row, from left) Kobe Simmons, A.J. Parker, Matthew Parker, John Parker, (front row) R.J. Perry, Christian Hammond and Paul Lynch.
(Submitted photo)
Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Richard Smith gave a presentation entitled "Legend of Eagle Mountain." He inspired the scouts to welcome the challenges of scouting and strive to reach the goal of Eagle Scout.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the rank of Eagle Scout to A.J. Parker and John Parker. Both started in scouting with Troop 370 in 2007. They were joined by their parents, other family members, and friends in celebrating the achievement.

A.J., for his Eagle project, led members of his troop in developing a booklet on Civil War sites in Bedford County. The booklet serves as a location guide with historical information about each site. The booklet is on file at Bedford County Chamber of Commerce.

John, for his Eagle project, led members of his troop in constructing and installing cat trees for Shelbyville & Bedford County Humane Association. This project provided an improved living environment for cats housed by the group.

Both Eagle Scouts were presented with a certificate of recognition from the Marine Corps League, represented by Jeffrey A. Ready, a Boy Scouts of America liaison for the league.