Local Boy Scout takes last step to earn Eagle Scout Award

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Brandon Steever, son of Marianna Steever of Chapel Hill and a member of Boy Scout Pack 352 in Chapel Hill, recently completed his service project as the last requirement to be eligible for the Eagle Scout Board of Review.

According to www.eaglescout.com, once the Scout's Eagle Application, service project paperwork, letters of recommendation and these guidelines are reviewed; the Scoutmaster is asked to introduce the candidate to the board.

After the review, the candidate and his unit leader leave the room while the board members discuss the acceptability of the candidate as an Eagle Scout. Because of the importance of the Eagle Scout Award, the decision of the Board of Review must be unanimous. If the candidate meets the requirements, he is asked to return and is informed that he will receive the Board's recommendation for the Eagle award.

Steever installed benches throughout Henry Horton Park at various locations, including the playgrounds, Frisbee golf course, baseball field, and hiking trails. The benches benefit the community and visitors to the park.

Steever said, "I want thank Troop 352, all the Henry Horton Park Rangers, Henry Horton maintenance department, and Randy Whitworth for all of their help and support in completing this project."

Other notable Eagle Scouts are Senator Lamar Alexander, Neil Armstrong, President Gerald R. Ford, Steven Spielberg, Sam Walton, J.W. Marriot, owner of the Marriott Hotel Corporation, and Darwin Judge, a United States Marine who was an embassy security guard and was one of the last two US servicemen killed in the Vietnam W