Local troop produces 26 Eagle Scouts

For the WPT

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the first Eagle Award presented by the Boy Scouts of America. The first award was presented to Arthur Eldred of New York in 1912.

The Eagle Scout Award is marked distinction as Scouting’s highest rank. To achieve this rank a Boy Scout must earn 21 merit badges; demonstrate his understanding of leadership, character, personal fitness and outdoor skills at multiple levels; and complete a self- directed service project. On average only 4 percent of all Boy Scouts annually rise to the rank of Eagle Scout.

The award is more than a badge. It is a state of being. You are an Eagle Scout — never were. You may have received the badge as a boy, but you earn it every day as a man.

Eupora’s Troop 30 has existed for more than 75 years. These 26 young men from the troop have been awarded the prestigious Eagle Scout Award:

Eagle Scouts: Date Earned Tom Phillips: Aug. 24, 1936 Ned Phillips: Sept. 28, 1936 Rudolph McRee: Nov. 19, 1941 John Smith Fox: Dec. 11, 1942 R. McCarter: Jan. 28, 1946 George Manning: Sept. 3, 1959 Joe Wofford: Sept. 3, 1959 Ralph “Shorty” Embry: Feb. 10, 1960 Pete Sones: Aug. 22, 1961 John Thomas: Jan. 1, 1962 Waymon Betts: Jan. 1, 1963 John Jameson: Nov. 20, 1973 David Jameson: Nov. 24, 1973 Stuart Jameson: July 9, 1979 Thomas Cook: Aug. 1, 1984 Francis Paul Lee: July 11, 1985 Bradley Scott Watson: Dec. 23, 1987 David Lee: June 8, 1989 Jonathan Gibson: Nov. 30, 1990 William Forster: Dec. 9, 1992 Stephen Dorroh: Nov. 2, 1993 Elbert Spruill: Oct. 22, 2001 Bradley Ulmer: May 31, 2003 Jesse Ulmer: Nov. 4, 2006 Kevin Warren: June 23, 2007 Timothy Peacock: June 23, 2007