Meridian Star

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February 26, 2012

Eagle Scouts flying high


MERIDIAN —     Eagle Scout Bios:

Zachary Corey

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Backpacking, Shotgun Shooting, Wilderness Survival

Hardest Merit Badge: Backpacking

Favorite Scouting Trip: Swimming in the Boiling River at Yellowstone National Park.

Eagle Scout Project: Constructions of a 40-ft bridge over a ditch at Northeast Soccer Fields

Merit Badges Earned: 49

LA Gidden

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Lifesaving, Shotgun Shooting, Wilderness Survival

Hardest Merit Badge: Environmental Science

Favorite Scouting Trip: USS Alabama Campouts and Backpacking in the mountains of Philmont for two weeks.

Eagle Scout Project: Grading & Drainage Work, & Landscape Tree Planting at Lamar School.

Merit Badges Earned: 33

Caleb Landrum

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Personal Fitness, Music, Wilderness Survival

Hardest Merit Badge: Environmental Science

Favorite Scouting Trip: Rock Climbing & Repelling & Hiking at Philmont

Eagle Scout Project: Demolition, Reconstruction & Painting of the High School Band Bleachers at Southeast High School.

Merit Badges Earned: 31

Rhett Spivey

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Shotgun Shooting , Lifesaving, Wilderness Survival

Hardest Merit Badge: Surveying

Favorite Scouting Trip: National Scout Jamboree with 50,000 scouts from across the country

Eagle Scout Project: Landscaping & Decorating of the Interior Courtyard and Northwest Junior High School.

Merit Badges Earned: 33

Jacob Follin

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Climbing, Aviation, Shotgun Shooting

Hardest Merit Badge: Signaling

Favorite Scouting Trip: Hiking the Trials & Climbing the peaks of the Rocky Mountains at Philmont.

Eagle Scout Project: Cancer Awareness & Education Campaign.

Merit Badges Earned: 34

Andrew Culpepper

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Canoeing, Aviation, Camping

Hardest Merit Badge: Communications

Favorite Scouting Trip: Viewing the Geysers and exploring the wonders of Yellowstone National Park for a week.

Eagle Scout Project: Painting of the Football Field house at Russell Christian School

Merit Badges Earned: 32

Jake Purvis

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Shotgun Shooting, Aviation, Lifesaving

Hardest Merit Badge: Lifesaving

Favorite Scouting Trip: Hiking to the WWII Airplane wreckage on top of one of the Mountain Peaks at Philmont Scout Ranch.

Eagle Scout Project: Coordinating Collections & Distribution of the Wesley House Holiday Canned Food Drive.

Merit Badges Earned: 40

William Linder

Favorite 3 Merit Badges: Wilderness Survival, Personal Management, Entrepreneurship

Hardest Merit Badge: All 3 Citizenship Badges

Favorite Scouting Trip: Scuba Diving at the National Jamboree

Eagle Scout Project: Preparing and Repainting 1000-ft of parking lot railing at Northeast Park Soccer Fields.

Merit Badges Earned: 24

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