South Charlotte

Boy Scouts earn top rank

Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Brown

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.

Jackson Reed Acuff, Troop 33, Sardis Presbyterian Church, Kathy Acuff.

Nickolas Cameron Greene, Troop 232, St. Thomas of Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Todd and Rocio Greene.

Shepherd Aaron Ellis, Troop 144, Blair Road United Methodist Men, Indian Trail, Kevin and Robin Ellis.

Cameron Davis Michael, Troop 140, Cross Crown Lutheran Church, Matthews, Sharon Rochester.

Alexander L. Nanor, Troop 7, Pineville United Methodist, Adlai Asante.

Daniel Pradeep Isaac, Troop 7, Pineville United Methodist, Prem Isaac.

Manley Xavier James Jr., Troop 148, Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, Manley and Charlene James.

Erick Daniel Delgado, Troop 315, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Adriana Delgado.

Joel Isaac Levinson, Troop 330, Stonebridge Church Community, Jeff and Val Levinson.

Drew Elliott Allson, Troop 9, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Alex and Donna Allson.

Ryan Thomas McGuire, Troop 140, Cross Crown Lutheran Church, Indian Trail, Christopher and Christine McGuire.

Joseph Dylan Stewart, Troop 70, Paw Creek Presbyterian Church, Lori Stewart.

Kenneth David Gerrish, Troop 39, Matthews United Methodist Church, Ken and Marci Gerrish.

Banks Grubbs, Troop 65, Philadelphia Presbyterian, Mint Hill, Katherine Grubbs.

Kevin Carney Butterfield, Troop 9, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kevin Butterfield.

Eric Leeland Gaines, Troop 119, South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, David and Terry Gaines.

Zachary Wallace Rothmann, Troop 447, Garr Memorial Church, Waxhaw, Michelle Rothmann.

John Ballard Reynolds, Troop 10, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Cornelius, Donna Reynolds.

Carson Robert Moran, Troop 323, Journey Church of Lake Norman, Huntersville, Kevin Moran.

Benjamin Ray Roberts, Troop 15, St. Francis United Methodist Church, Victor Roberts.

Jeffrey Alan Brown, Troop 315, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Phillip Brown and Danelle Holbrook.

Project: Built shelves for Catholic Charities to store items that refugees need.

Philip Patterson, Troop 1, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Keith and Dawn Patterson.

Project: My project was the relocation of an existing fence to a new location on the grounds of Mouzon United Methodist Church. The project opened a grassy area for all to use. Before it, the church and all who used the grounds did not have a grassy area for play. The head of the preschool recommended this project, because it impacted the preschool directly. Once the fence was moved, the children had a safe, enclosed environment to play in while under the supervision of adults. I am honored to be awarded my Eagle rank. I am the first Eagle in my immediate family and join my cousin, uncle, and grandfather.

I learned during my project as leader that people make mistakes, things change, the unexpected occurs, and not everything will go as intended. Moreover, I learned that a true leader will be willing to overlook the mistakes and think of the best solution while under pressure and with limited time. I learned that a strong leader will listen to companions for suggestions and sometimes heed their guidance.

Austin Alexander South, Troop 122, Friends of Homeschool Units, Robert and Sheila South.

Project: My project is in the Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill, S.C. The school needed an outdoor space on which the children could have plays and presentations. I constructed a 10-foot-by-12-foot stage and constructed three additional benches to add to the existing 3. This project creates a usable space out of a previously unusable area for both the children in the school and the home to enjoy.

I have learned and grown more than I could possibly write. Being an Eagle Scout has taught me how to be a better leader. It has taught me to follow through with everything I start and to always have a plan. It has taught me skills and knowledge far beyond knots and fires, but most of all it has taught me to never compromise on the values I hold most dear.