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DeLand, FL 32720
By Jen Horton
posted Nov 20, 2012 - 4:51:12pm
Jacob Gregory, 17, of Deltona, has completed the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Gregory is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 231, and troop Committee Chair Kim Rios said he will be the troop’s first Eagle Scout.
To qualify for the achievement, a Boy Scout must complete a service project that benefits the community. He must organize the event — plan it, finance it, and find labor to complete it — and then must describe the service it provides.
Gregory’s project was clearing overgrowth at the West Volusia Humane Society in DeLand. He and his team removed fallen trees, and repaired and replaced fences.
“Jacob identified an opportunity to better his community by performing a service project at the West Volusia Humane Society,” Rios said.
Gregory was able to raise more than $1,100 in donations to purchase supplies for the project. Labor was donated by the Scouts of Troop 231 and their families.
Troop 231 was founded in December 2011.
A court of honor is being planned in January to celebrate Gregory’s achievement.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouts of America. One in 50 boys who join the program will earn it. Eleven of 12 of the men who walked on the moon were Eagle Scouts.
For more information, or to find a Scout troop near you, visit www.scouting.org.
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