Here is the most recent list of Eagle Scouts. Information was submitted by the Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts of America. The information includes name, troop number, troop sponsor and parents’ names. In some cases the Eagle Scout submitted a brief description of his project.
Noah Boswell Warren, Troop 10, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cornelius, Carrie Warren.
George Nicholas Valaoras, Troop 116, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charlotte, Nick and Kay Valaoras.
John Dewey Higdon, Troop 15, St. Francis United Methodist, Matthews, John and Penny Higdon.
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Ted Robert Spooner, Troop 97, St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville, Greg and Patty Spooner.
Charles Edward Jacquin, Troop 10, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cornelius, JoAnne Jacquin.
Joseph Edward Winiger, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Charlotte, Tim and Amy Winiger.
Christopher Nathaniel Shalosky, Troop 9, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Charlotte, Tim Shalosky.
Cameron Neil Young, Troop 42, Hopewell Presbyterian, Huntersville, Jeff Young.
Charles Fox, Troop 165, Living Saviour Lutheran Church, Charlotte, Bert Fox and Nanine Hartzenbusch.
Andrew Kirby Wilson, Troop 330, Huntersville, Stonebridge Church Community Kim Wilson.
Richard Allen Walden, Troop 615, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Huntersville, Troy and Bobbie Walden.
Jacob Daniel Butler, Troop 118, St. Stephen United Methodist Church, Matthews, Eric and Erin Butler.
His project: My former elementary/middle school, Socrates Academy, asked me to construct a covered bench for their playground. The bench was designed to accommodate two teachers while they watch their class on the playground. This pressure-treated-wood structure, with an asphalt shingled roof, should provide a relaxing place for teachers to sit in the shade for many years to come. I learned through my Eagle project the importance of planning your work and working your plan, and that leadership means creating an environment where people can succeed. As I led my fellow 20-plus Scouts and adults through this project, I had to manage resources to make sure they had all the materials and tools for the hours they were volunteering. I want to thank God for the opportunity, my dad who helped lead me through my years of scouting, my mom for her encouragement, and my fellow scouts and leaders at Troop 118 for the great support and camaraderie along the way.
Phillip Mackenzie Harmon, Troop 13, University City United Methodist Church, Charlotte, Greg and Leslie Harmon.
His project: At the request of my neighborhood’s Homeowners Association, I built four library boxes and placed them in various locations around the neighborhood. The purpose of the project was to promote reading among the residents and, hopefully, encourage people to get out and walk or bike around the neighborhood more, thereby increasing community interaction. I learned the importance of flexibility and attention to detail when making and implementing a plan.
Brian Thomas Dardis, Troop 164, Providence Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, Thomas and Lisa Dardis.
His project: Brian designed and lead a team of Scouts and volunteers to construct crawlspace enclosures at the historic Reid House in Matthews. The enclosures will help keep animals and rainwater from entering under the home and prevent damage to wiring and mold from forming. I learned how to manage changes to the project schedule (due to weather and design changes) without severely impacting cost and completion date. I also learned how to assign project responsibilities based on the number and age of volunteers.
Jackson Stephen Dye, Troop 15, St. Francis United Methodist Church, Charlotte, James and Jeannette Dye.
His project: The beneficiary of my Eagle project was S.A.F.E. Animal Haven. Several years ago, my family adopted a dog from this agency and I wanted to do something to help them with their mission. I decided to build a dog agility course. This would help them exercise their dogs, show off their dogs’ skills and allow new dog owners to bond with their dog. My hope was it would help more dogs become adoptable. My project included a weave pole, a hoop jump, a tunnel, a teeter totter and three hurdles. All of the structures were made out of PVC pipe and were portable. I had several workdays and had to lead the scouts from my troop and others by showing them what steps were necessary to build the equipment. I delivered the equipment to the agency when they were exercising dogs at the CMPD animal shelter. The most important thing I learned during my project was that leading a project can be more difficult that doing it all yourself. I also learned that a lot of time should be spent planning a project so that it will go smoothly. The leader also needs to be aware of the status of the work of all the people who are helping with the project. My project taught me that mistakes will be made and plans will need to be changed, but a good leader will always focus on what to do next rather than who to blame. The reward of the project was watching everyone work together and seeing the dogs use the finished product.
Nicholas Tyler Lux, Troop 65 Philadelphia Presbyterian, Mint Hill, Roger and Jean Lux.
His project: My Eagle Scout project took place at the Mint Hill Historical Society. They have a model school house there and connecting to it is a small stage. Essentially it is a deck that was in need of a renovation. My project started off with the demolition of the stage. The scouts really enjoyed that part. After that the technical steps came in. Before the footers could be placed, they needed a concrete foundation which had to be approved by a building inspector. There were nine footers and luckily they passed the inspection on the first try. Now was the hard part. The footers had to be perfect to accommodate the rest of the frame. If off by a couple inches, the entire frame would be off by a whole foot. The most difficult part of this project was setting up the support beams for the frame. We messed up about five times which meant taking apart the entire frame to adjust to the plans. Somehow we managed to finsh the frame. That too had to be inspected. The inspector said to me, “this frame is built like the titanic.” It obviously passed. Once the frame was set up, all that was left was to screw in the decking boards. It was a tedious process but very easy to manage. The project had many bumps and bruises along the way but was well worth it to give back to the community. The most import skill I learned was leadership. The project was all on me. I had to plan, organize, manage, more planing, communicate, delegation and even more planing. If something went wrong, it all fell on me. I had to learn from my mistake and keep moving. This applies directly to my life. There will always be challenges crossing my path and I will always hit bumps along the way. I must learn from those mistakes.
Spencer Kurt Woolley, Troop 156, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Huntersville, Kurt and Heather Woolley.
His project: My project involved building and installing about 15 bookshelves in Pine Lake Prep’s library to expand the learning space. I learned that planning a large scale project is very hard, but incredibly rewarding.