Friday, August 15, 2014
Parker Knight Calvert, 13, an incoming freshman at Stratford High School, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, on June 2, 2014. His Eagle Scout Court of Honor is planned for Aug. 16, 2014 at Boone Hill United Methodist Church.
Parker, the son of Carl and Gina Calvert, started Scouting when he was in first grade with Pack 825 in Summerville.
He transferred to Pack 707 where he finished earning all 20 Webelos pins and Cub Scouts’ highest achievement, the Arrow of Light. He then crossed over into Troop 750 in Summerville.
He held leadership positions of Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, De Chief, Troop Guide and Arrow of Light Troop Representative.
The position he enjoyed most was being a Den Chief for Pack 750’s Webelos, where he provided leadership and guidance for Webelo Scouts.
He enjoyed traveling to Washington, D.C., camping and hiking at Grandfather Mountain and Table Rock, skiing and white water rafting in North Carolina.
Parker transferred to Troop 759 at Boone Hill United Methodist Church in March where he serves as a Troop Guide. Soon after transferring he began planning his Eagle Project.
Parker’s Eagle Scout project took place May 10 at River Oaks Middle School, where he led fellow troop members, leaders and family members in installing an outdoor volleyball court and hopscotch courts as part of a health and wellness initiative.
He is proud that his project provides more activities for students at River Oaks Middle School to participate in during their lunch.
He has earned 52 merit badges as well as the snorkeling and paddle boarding patches.
Parker was nominated into the Order of the Arrow in 2012 and obtained Ordeal Membership in the Unali’yi Lodge Sept. 8, 2012.
On March 15, 2014, he sealed his membership and was recognized as a Brotherhood Member.
He is currently serving his lodge as the Lodge Service Chair.
Parker just spent six weeks of his summer at Camp Ho Non Wah, on Wadmalaw Island, working as a Counselor in Training.