William Markert earns Eagle Scout award

William W. Markert III’s Eagle Scout ceremony was special for more than one reason.As a member of Troop 7, Markert, of Murray Hill, enjoys the distinction of being part of the oldest continuously run Boy Scout Troop in Florida. In 2015, Troop 7 will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
For 20 of those 100 years, Avondale resident Miles Donahue was a Troop 7 leader, and was there on Dec. 14 to present the Eagle award to Markert, whose qualifying project was the

Miles Donahue affixes the Eagle Scout pin on William Markert III

Miles Donahue affixes the Eagle Scout pin on William Markert III

renovation of a hazardous stairwell at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Stockton Street. Donahue also recently was given the Silver Beaver by the Boy Scout Council for 43 years of outstanding service to Scouting and the community.
The Eagle Scout repainted floors and walls, and will install non-skid tread on the steps.
Markert’s parents, William II and Linda, are also involved in Scouting because of their son and their daughter, Laura, who was a Girl Scout. In the Scouts since he was five or six years old, the FSCJ freshman is now ready to take on a leadership role. He is also just the second Scout to earn an NRA Expert Shooting award at Camp Shands.

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