|James (right) receives six merit badges from Everett (right) as a result of his|
summertime efforts, including Astronomy, Kayaking, Metalwork, Robotics,
Space Exploration and Wood Carving.
Many of the merit badges Scouts earned included popular summertime topics like swimming, fishing, canoeing and lifesaving, as well as Eagle-required merit badges like the Citizenship series and Environment Science. However, this round of awards also included specialized-topic merit badges like Engineering, Metalwork, Chess, Energy, Theater, and Salesmanship — just to name a few.
Likewise, summer camp participation also helped a number of the troop’s newest Scouts progress in rank to Tenderfoot. The group also included a few Star and Life ranks, as well as an additional Eagle Scout palm.
|Scoutmaster Baird administers the oath of office to (left to right) Joe, Camp, George and Rhett.|
Following the presentation of advancement awards, Scoutmaster Baird recognized a few additional youth leaders who were appointed to positions since June. Those included the addition of two new junior assistant scoutmasters — Joe and Camp — who were scheduled for their Eagle Scout Boards of Review in September. The installation ceremony and oath of office also included the appointment of George and Rhett to Instructor in addition to Rhett’s continuing duties as the troop’s chaplain’s aide. Olen was later installed as the new troop Historian.
|Camp shows off his James J. Baird Jr. Honor Scout Award.|
For more photos from the September court of honor, visit the troop’s online photo album.