The Scouts honored has traveled the Eagle trail — a trail completed by just a few. They demonstrated the scouting spirit by living the Scout Oath and The Scout Law in everyday life. They had promised from the start “On my honor, I will do my best” and their mottos “Be prepared” and “Do a good turn daily” was a slogan they had all agreed to.
The young men learned to do whatever was right no matter what others thought and they learned to be proud and respect all other men.
With God’s grace and a free and hopeful nation, the 10 young men have received their Scoutmasters patience and generosity; kindness and care from their assistant scoutmasters; camaraderie and friendship from a number of boys; support and help from their parents and plenty of assistance and encouragement from family, friends and community.
Immersed in a scouting atmosphere for years, the Eagle Scouts have received a kind word in a moment of doubt, a reprimand in a moment of weakness, a helping hand and guiding thoughts to mold them into the individuals they have become.
Adult leaders were also recognized for their commitment and outstanding volunteer service to the youth involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Explorers programs. Those recognized and the award received was:
• Randy Curry, Troop 58 at Verdunville, the James H “Buck” Harless Award
• Annette Felty, Pack 392 at Madison, the Brooks Lawson Award
• Karen Evans, Troop 28 at Chapmanville, the J.T. Fish Award
• Joe Linville, Troop 289 at Danville, the Ernest T. Workman Award
• Terri Baker, Troop 28 at Chapmanville, the Charlie Albert Award
• Diana Adkins, Troop 58 of Verdunville and Pam Vance, Troop 28 of Chapmanville, the District Award of Merit
• Michael B. Bledsoe, District Commissioner of the Chief Cornstalk District, Distinguished Commissioner Award
• Joy Vance, District Chairman of the Chief Cornstalk District and Mark Linville, Troop 289 at Danville, the Silver Beaver Award.