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Davis achieves highest rank in Boy Scouts
9th grader builds sign for town of Brooklet
W Drew Davis Eagle Scout
Drew Davis

Only a ninth grader at Southeast Bulloch High School, Drew Davis earned the rank of Eagle Scout last quarter and held his Eagle Court of Honor at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Fair Road.

Davis began his career in scouting when he was 8 and moved up the ranks, completing the required merit badges and taking part in troop camps and high adventure camps. For his Eagle project, Davis planned and executed the building of a "Welcome" sign for the city of Brooklet. The project took approximately 10 months from the concept origin to completion.

Addressing family, friends and fellow scouts at his Court of Honor, Davis said, "This night is the culmination of many years of hard work, dedication and also a lot of fun. It is such an honor to join the ranks of Eagle Scouts with so many accomplished men. I have always loved Scouting, and I believe that any young man that puts the work into it will be helped and improved in almost all aspects of life; I certainly have."

Davis recognizes that the skills he learned in personal management, financial planning and budgeting and leadership will be an asset in the workplace and in social settings. Davis is already making plans to further his education following high school graduation, and though he is not completely sure of a major, he is currently interested in science or politics.

The new Eagle Scout said his favorite merit badges to earn were Camping and Wilderness Survival, but he also learned that he loved skiing.

"That is the great thing about Scouting," he said. "You get to learn and do so many things, and you learn things about yourself that you wouldn't have known without Scouting."

Davis commented that more important to him than ranks or merit badges is the "person I have become and the character traits that I have developed as I strive to live the Scout Law and Oath."

Davis thanked his parents, saying that his mom, Stacy, was his biggest supporter and his dad, Chuck, had accompanied him on almost all of the campouts he'd attended.

Additionally, Davis thanked Eagle Scout project coach Bill Griffith and Jay Saxon, the contractor who helped design the sign, as well as others who assisted with the project.

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