Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Steven Patrick Truelove, a senior at Ashley Ridge High School, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.
Of all young men who enter Boy Scouts, less than 6 percent will earn their Eagle Scout rank.
Steven joined Troop 333 at River Hills Community Church in Lake Wylie, SC in 2003. As a member of Troop 333, Steven held all positions of leadership, and spent countless hours camping and hiking from the mountains of Virginia to the coast line of South Carolina.
He was elected to Order of the Arrow, and has reached Brotherhood in Skyuka Lodge.
In 2011, he and eight others, including his father and brother, attended the BSA Northern Tier High Adventure camp. Over a period of 10 days, the crew canoed and portaged more than 155 miles in the remote boundary waters of Minnesota and Canada. While there, the crew crossed the Height of Land and all newcomers were initiated as Voyageurs.
Two years ago, Steven’s family relocated to Summerville but he has continued to work toward his rank of Eagle with Troop 333.
For his Eagle Project, Steven designed and built a series of steps on a steep hillside used as a pathway at his home church, Bethel Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC. The project involved clearing the hillside of growth, debris, barbed wire fencing, and excavation of the hillside for the steps to be installed. He successfully organized the construction and led the volunteer workday for the completion of the project.
In addition to his participation in scouting during high school, Steven has been an active member of Student Council, the Robotics Club, Beta Club, and the Mathematics Honor Society. He has earned Academic letters and Athletic letters for football from both Clover High School and Ashley Ridge High School and is President of the National Honor Society. He is a Palmetto Fellow and will be attending Clemson University’s College of Engineering in the fall.
Steven is the son of Ken and Teresa Truelove of Summerville.