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

May The 4th Be With You

250px-501stlegion1Lest you might think that we may have forgotten, let me be sure to wish you all a Happy Star Wars Day… May 4th, or May, the fourth has become a bit of an unofficial international “holiday.” Some of you Star Wars fans out there may realize that there our troop shares a little something in common with the Star Wars franchise… Our unit number, that is, 501. Now, this happens to be purely coincidental, but is interesting, nonetheless… Their uniforms, as you can see in the picture to the right, are just a tad different than our own.

From Wookiepedia:

The 501st Legion, also known as the 501 or 501st Battalion during the Clone Wars and later known as “Vader’s Fist” and the Five Hundred and First, was an elite unit of clone troopers commissioned by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the Clone Wars that later became a stormtrooper unit. Made up of units like Torrent Company, the 501st fought in many battles, such as the Battle of Teth and the Battle of Coruscant, becoming one of the most well-known legions. In 19 BBY, the 501st became Darth Vader’s personal unit as he led them during Operation: Knightfall, in which the clones helped take down the Jedi, whom they believed to be traitors to the Republic.

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