Thursday, April 11, 2013
Cody Scoggins will be celebrated during an April 12th Court of Honor at Boone Hill United Methodist Church, home of Troop 759- which has been providing scouting programs for over 55 years. Cody will be recognized for his lifelong efforts in Scouting, 39 merit badges, work as a senior patrol leader and outstanding work in the community.
Cody, 18, lives in Summerville and is a senior at Summerville High School.
He has been involved in Scouting since he joined Cub Scouts in first grade. He learned a variety of skills, performed several hours of community service, earned many badges, attended Scout camps, had fun and attained all of the ranks of Scouting.
"Scouting has been a very important part of Cody's life for the last 11+ years. It has given him lifelong friends, and taught him lifelong lessons. It has also helped to mold him into the well-rounded, capable, honorable young man he has become! Scouting has definitely helped Cody to BE PREPARED for his future! We are so very proud of him!" said Mr. and Mrs. Scoggins.
The rank of Eagle is the most challenging. Of any one hundred boys who become Scouts, only two will attain the rank of Eagle. In addition to progressing through the Scouting ranks, earning at least 21 merit badges and serving in a troop leadership position, a Boy Scout must plan, lead and complete a major service project, then complete an Eagle Scout Board of Review.
Despite only being required to serve as a senior patrol leader for six months, Cody served beyond that time frame. In that role, he organized the patrols and activities, assigning fellow Scouts to various tasks.
For his service project, Cody organized and built benches, did an area beautification, provided a painted mural, donated money and dog toy boxes for the local Summerville Frances R. Willis S.P.C.A.
“It was very rewarding to be able to donate the benches, mural, toys, and excess funds to the S.P.C.A., because I knew that they truly appreciated the work that I and the others had put into this project and into helping them.” he said.
"Cody is a great leader and I look forward to seeing him using the skills he has learned on his trail to Eagle in his future endeavors,” Scoutmaster Jason Pearson said. “He was a senior patrol leader. He has been a positive influence with his fellow Scouts."
For more information contact Troop 759 Scoutmaster, Jason Pearson at 843-870-1645 to learn more.