Boy Scouts of America

San Marco Eagle Scout awarded Boys Scouts’ highest honor

San Marco Eagle Scout awarded Boys Scouts’ highest honor

A Jacksonville University sophomore and Eagle Scout received national acclaim when he was awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor Jan. 12. Ross C. Johnson, 20, of San Marco, was awarded the Boy Scout’s High Honor Medal of Crossed Palms during a BSA National Court of Honor held at All Saints Episcopal Church. Presenting […]

Six Boy Scouts from Troop 2 fly up to Eagle

Six Boy Scouts from Troop 2 fly up to Eagle

Six Boy Scouts from Troop 2, which meets at St. Johns Presbyterian Church received their Eagle award during a special ceremony Jan. 26. Those who were honored were Mason Doherty, Reid Hampton, Arturo Hernandez, Reedy Monahan, James Monteleone and John Wright Stanly. A senior at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Doherty has loved the experiences and […]

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

Scout tackles Eagle project in honor of late grandfather

It’s been six years since Reid Hampton’s grandfather, William “Sonny” Scaife, passed away, but Scaife’s memory will live on through his grandson’s Eagle Scout project. “My grandfather was an Eagle Scout and was active in Riverside Park United Methodist Church until he passed away in 2013,” said Hampton, an Ortega Forest resident. “I wanted to […]

Eagle Scout project morphs into school-wide effort

Eagle Scout project morphs into  school-wide effort

The students at John N.C. Stockton Elementary School are happier in the mornings before school thanks to some colorful benches they can sit on while waiting for class to begin.  Throughout the past school year, parents, grandparents, students, and Boy Scouts have made many benches, but the project began last summer when Boy Scout and […]

Boy Scout builds outdoor classroom to earn Eagle rank

Boy Scout builds outdoor classroom to earn Eagle rank

Hendricks Avenue Elementary School has a beautiful and useful outdoor classroom thanks to Boy Scout Christian Floyd, who designed, planned, and led the project to create the space as part of earning the rank of Eagle Scout.  Floyd, a resident of St. Nicholas Park, is a member of Troop 35 at Southside United Methodist Church, […]

New female Boy Scout troop inaugurated in Ortega

New female Boy Scout troop inaugurated in Ortega

Scouts BSA Troop 465, a new girls-only Boy Scout troop, enjoyed a welcome aboard ceremony Feb. 11 when Boy Scout Troop 522 presented the girls with their own troop flag and a U.S. flag. The troop’s charter organization will be Ortega United Methodist Church, 4807 Roosevelt Blvd. Scoutmaster is Sean Deese and assistant scoutmaster is […]