Local scout earns rank of EaglePublished 10:55am Thursday, August 8, 2013
Scout Troop 62 will hold an Eagle Court of Honor Sunday to recognize Landon Hall for achieving the highest honor in Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Award.
The ceremony will be held at Dadeville’s First Baptist Church (178 Tallassee Street) at 2 p.m., a reception will follow the court of honor. The public is invited. Hall, the son of Charles and Benitta Hall of Dadeville is a graduate of The Way Home Christian School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Dadeville.
A Boy Scout for four years, he has earned 47 merit badges, more than double the 21 needed to become an Eagle Scout. He also completed a required major community project of planning and creating a picnic area in the Clyde Acree Recreational Area, a recreational area maintained by his church.
“My project included building two picnic areas, clearing brush and spreading two dump truck loads of gravel to stop erosion and for a parking area,” Hall said, adding the project took him and volunteers 338 service hours to complete.
As a member of Troop 62 Hall has served as historian, chaplain’s aide, patrol leader, senior patrol leader. Other scouting awards he has earned include World Conservation Award, Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow (scouting’s National Honor Society) and membership in the National Eagle Scout Association.
“Scouting has given me the opportunity to learn and develop skills that I would not have had outside of scouting,” Hall said. “Becoming an eagle scout has better prepared me for life, and taught me to be a better man,” he said.
He attended the 2013 SR-9 Conclave for the Order of the Arrow, worked as an archery instructor on the staff at Camp Tukabatchee and worked as a staff member at the 2013 Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.