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Crews earns rank of Eagle Scout

Crews earns rank of Eagle Scout

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 12:30 pm

The Messenger 08.27.08

Carter Crews, a member of Boy Scout Troop 88 in Dyersburg, was recently recognized at a Court of Honor ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of Scouts who have completed the requirements to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
Crews, the son of Don and Kim Crews, is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Crews and Mr. and Mrs. Buford McGuire, all of South Fulton.
Attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout is quite an accomplishment. Historically, less than 2 percent of all Scouts have gone on to attain the rank of Eagle. As a result, the rank of Eagle Scout is held for life, resulting in the phrase, “Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.”
To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must progress through all lower ranks; earn a minumum of 21 merit badges; develop, plan and lead an Eagle project; and go through an Eagle board of review. To qualify, the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project must demonstrate leadership while performing a benefit to the community.
For his Eagle Scout project, Crews obtained approval from the City of Dyersburg to paint 911 street addresses in front of the houses in The Farms subdivision, which will allow quick recognition by emergency personnel during emergencies.
Crews has been in Scouting for 10 years, starting as a Tiger Cub. He is a junior at Dyersburg High School.
His Court of Honor was held at Dyersburg First Baptist Church, sponsor for Troop 88. The Challenge to Eagles was given by Matt Davis, Eagle Scout, Troop 55, and the Eagle Charge was given by Harry Lane, senior district executive, Davy Crockett District.
Introduction of Eagle candidates and their parents was given by Patrick Heckethorn, assistant Scoutmaster, and the presentation of the Rank of Eagle was given by Edgar Shults, Scoutmaster for Troop 88.
In addition, city and county commendations were awarded by Dyersburg Mayor John Holden and Dyer County Mayor Richard Hill.
A brief reception was held following the ceremony. Many of the most-prized mementos from Crews’s Scouting career were on display.

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