South Charlotte

Newest group to get Scouting’s highest honor

Eagle Scout Coleman Campbell, left.
Eagle Scout Coleman Campbell, left.

Here is the most recent list of Eagle Scouts and information they submitted to the Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts of America. Information includes the Scout’s name, troop number, sponsor, parents names, and, in some cases, a description of their project.

Avery Burton Nusbaum, Troop 1830, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Harrisburg, Melinda Nusbaum.

Jacob Andrew Sullivan, Troop 11, Providence United Methodist Church, Lawrence and Linda Sullivan.

Mark Thomas Sullivan, Troop 11, Providence United Methodist, Lawrence and Linda Sullivan.

Ethan Robert Donaher, Troop 65, Philadelphia Presbyterian, Robert and Teena Donaher.

Christopher Clarence Davis, Troop 159, Windrow Homeowners Association, Matthews, Patrick Davis.

Brendan Reaves Counts, Troop 256, Quail Hollow Presbyterian, Beth Counts.

William McComas Byron Jr., Troop 17, Christ Episcopal Church, Dana and Bill Byron.

Jesse Luke Jenkins, Troop 323, Journey Church of Lake Norman, Huntersville, Jim Jenkins.

Caleb Madison Readling, Troop 58, Lions Club of Davidson, Wendy Readling.

Ian Joseph Krebs, Troop 58, Lions Club of Davidson, Susan Krebs.

Corey Sigmund Manning Jr., Troop 1, Church of the Holy Comforter, Sheri Fulton.

Kyle Michael Brodfuehrer, Troop 167, Good Shepherd United Methodist, Michael Brodfuehrer.

Zachary Brett Unferth, Troop 119, South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, Larry and Luci Unferth.

My project: I led the building of three picnic tables and the painting of the U.S. map on the blacktop of Hawk Ridge Elementary School. One of the picnic tables is ADA-Compliant for students wheel-chair bound. The picnic tables allow teachers to teach an outdoor lesson and the map helps students to learn U.S. geography.

The most important thing I learned in completing my project was the value of being flexible while leading.

Samuel Robert Unferth, Troop 119, South Mecklenburg Presbyterian, Larry and Luci Unferth.

My project: We planted 47 shrubs, and two trees. After planting these plants we laid out a drip line connected to the preexisting system, in order to ensure the plants would survive. After the drip line was laid out we put out fresh pine straw.

Through completing my Eagle Project I learned that planning is very important all through the project.

Tristan Anderson, Troop 97, St. Mark Catholic Church, Traci and Jason Anderson.

My project: I built four information kiosks made of pressured treated and cedar lumber that will contain maps for Latta Plantation Nature Reserve.

I learned “leadership and communication” is critical.

Wyatt Bradford, Troop 200, Ramah Presbyterian Church, Scott and Kim Bradford.

My project: I built a new storage area for the musical instruments in the North Mecklenburg High School band room. I built seven shelves that I topped with carpet to protect the instruments from being scratched. I installed curtains on rods to cover the area when not in use.

I learned several important things while completing my Eagle project, including the need to adapt plans as needed and that planning is vital. The most important thing I learned was how important it is to communicate clearly with volunteers.

Coleman Campbell, Troop 11, Park Avenue United Methodist Church, J. Jette and Linda Edwards Campbell.

My project: I built an aplomado falcon habitat for the Carolina Raptor Center, the first of a new falcon trail, “Wings of Flight.” I sketched drawings, obtained a county building permit, and had a volunteer engineer draw up my plans. With numerous work days, and solicited building materials and donations, I worked closely with Jim Warren and his staff. An early challenge was getting power to the site. I worked closely with the center to ensure a safe environment for the falcon, building a double- door entry, and anchoring the main posts in cement. Another challenge was the framing, especially the hexagonal roof. At the center’s request, I painted the completed cage. In addition to the building, I have raised and provided funds for the support of the falcon and upkeep for the cage. I also gave the center my engineering plans, to be used for future enclosures. My project totaled more than 350 volunteer hours.

I learned that detail and follow up are necessary in every phase of a project: planning, ordering materials, managing volunteers, and final county inspection.

Nathan James Silvestri, Troop 12, Knights of Columbus 7343, Matthews, Christie and John Silvestri.

Christopher John Silvestri, Troop 12, Knights of Columbus 7343, Matthews, Christie and John Silvestri.

The projects: Christopher’s project was building a fence to act as a backdrop to the new pavilion at (St. John Neumann Catholic Church). The wall was constructed from cedar, and was woven together in a basket weave pattern. The wall was dedicated to the deceased Deacon John Parrish.

Nathan’s Eagle project was a fire pit and seating wall dedicated to the deceased Father Anthony Tomasulo. It was designed to bring the youth of the parish together and a place for the community to gather.

From Christopher: The most important thing I learned from my Eagle project was to always plan for the worst, but hope for the best. I ran into many issues with my project, but in the end, we found a solution to every problem.

From Nathan: I learned that somethings don’t always go as planned and you have to be flexible. Always schedule for delays, don’t expect them, but prepare for them.