Andrew — a founding member of Troop 50, a two-time senior patrol leader, and inaugural recipient of the troop's James J. Baird Jr. Honor Scout Award — passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on September 15. He is one of the troop's three Scouts to earn the Eagle Scout rank in 2015, and among the eight to earn Eagle since the troop's founding in 2012. Andrew is also a second-generation Eagle Scout. His father, Rob, who serves the troop as a founding member himself and its troop committee chair, earned the Eagle Scout rank in 1993.
|Louie narrates the ceremonial candle lighting, which was performed by Troop 50 Scouts|
(left to right) Nicky, Rusty, and Creighton
The court of honor began with a welcome from Troop 50 Senior Patrol Leader Louie, a prayer by AUMC Director of Youth Ministry Marc Baugh, and ceremonial candle lighting by Troop 50 Scouts Louie, Rusty, Nicky, and Creighton. Scoutmaster Andrew Baird offered official greetings on behalf of the troop, and Julie Hoff, newly elected chair of the Saugahatchee District's District Committee, offered greetings and congratulations on the district's behalf.
|A large crowd of family, friends, fellow Scouts, and leaders attended the court of honor to celebrate Andrew's success.|
|Assistant Scoutmaster Wes Williams|
shares of the significance of the eagle.
|Andrew receives from Chartered Organization Representative and Assistant Scoutmaster|
Michael Tullier "lost and found" items from his Scouting experiences leading up to the First Class rank.
|Fellow Troop 50 founder and|
Eagle Scout William recounts memories
of his and Andrew's trip to Philmont.
|Scoutmaster Andrew Baird administers the Eagle Scout Promise.|
|Proud mom Lysha Stanford pins on her son his Eagle Scout medal.|
|Andrew proudly shows off his Eagle Scout certificate.|
|Andrew presents his father, Rob Stanford, with an Eagle Scout mentor pin.|
For additional photos from Andrew's Eagle Scout Court of Honor, visit the troop's online photo album. You also can read more about Andrew's Eagle Scout leadership service project benefiting the student and teachers of Pick Elementary School.