Troop 501 Eagle Scouts

Andrew Jackson - 2011

Project: Recycle Bins at the World Bird Sanctuary

William "Billy" John Fisher, III - 2012

Project: Fire Truck Reading Center at Arnold Branch Library

Christopher "Blake" Hufford - 2013

Project: Flag Pole Installation and Beautification Project at New Hope United Methodist Church

Paul Morton Claeys - 2013

Project: Playground Renovation and Update; Construction and Installation of Benches at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Drew Vitello - 2014

Project: Development and Installation of interactive, 3-D, educational playground mural at New Hope United Methodist Church's Preschool

Christopher “Blake” Hufford

Eagle Board of Review: 07/25/2013

Awarded:  To Be Announced

2013-07-25 21.07.42

Three years and 7 months ago, Christopher “Blake” Hufford embarked on a very daunting journey, one clearly off of the beaten path, with no waypoints, no guide, no other leader before him. He left a very successful troop to start a new troop; a troop to serve those Scouts who may not be as successful in a larger troop. While any new unit must have at least five youth members, and five adult leaders, Blake was clearly The Founding Youth Member of Boy Scout Troop 501. On July 25, 2013, Blake Hufford became the third, and final Founding Member of Troop 501 to earn his Eagle rank. Blake’s project was the installation of a permanent flagpole at New Hope United Methodist Church, replacing a wooden, wall-mounted pole mounted outside of the entrance of the preschool. He also planted daylilies at the site, and laid new marble chips, freshening the landscaping. Blake’s project was the first of Troop 501 to be publicized on a national, Boy Scouts of America website, having been featured on the Official Blog of the BSA’s Scouting Magazine, Bryan on Scouting. His project was also featured on the Greater Saint Louis Area Council’s Facebook page, the July 18, 2013 issue of the Arnold Leader newspaper, it’s webpage, the Arnold Patch, and the Arnold Patch Facebook page.

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