Carson Sproles working on Eagle Scout Project

Eagle Scout candidate Carson Sproles.
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Carson and friends working on the project.

We have learned a Queen’s Grant High School student has been working on completing his Eagle Scout Project on the school’s campus recently. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest and most coveted award in all of Scouting, and it is the final step in the advancement program.

This is important because it builds character in our young people who pursue the goal of achieving an Eagle Scout rank. This award was once considered to be very prestigious in our society and celebrated openly, however, it has lost some of its luster in today’s world.  These traditions are essential in establishing a strong foundation in service to the community while developing leadership skills that benefit the individual, scouting, religious institutions, schools, local neighborhoods, and our communities.

The Eagle Scout Project is an opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership to others while performing a project for the benefit of the local community. This project is supposed to be the final culmination of the individual Scout’s leadership training, and it requires a significant amount of effort, planning, and coordination to get accomplished.

The project must provide a substantial benefit to an organization such as a school, church, a historical society, or a local community project. It must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, the Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before it can be started.

The Eagle Scout candidate must build his team to assist with the project through start-up and completion. Carson selected friends Nicolas Kobe, Victor Kobe, Bennett Evangelisto, Nick Williams, Harris Boyadijan, along with adult guidance from Mr. Mark Boyadijan, Matt Williams, Vic Kobe, including Michael Sproles and Jennifer Sproles, who all made a significant contribution to the project. The group photo provided in this story shows this team busy at work during the project start-up phase.

Mint Hill American Legion Post 555 fully supports Scouting in our community. We proudly attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ceremony and provide merit achievement awards given to those young men who achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

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