Eagle Scouts Honored At SPUMC


Four Severna Park youths were recently bestowed Eagle Scout status in a Court of Honor ceremony held at Severna Park United Methodist Church.

Hunter Reeves has been active in scouting since the first grade as a Tiger Scout in Pack 918, which meets at Oak Hill Elementary School. For his Eagle project, Hunter designed and built two large compost bins at the Kinder Park Community Gardens, using wood donated from working woodsmiths on the premises. The bins have a grooved slat that can be removed to till and turn the compost, and three separate compartments for green, in-process and ready-to-use-compost for the gardeners.

David Scarlett joined Troop 993 at age 12. He quickly learned his scout skills and worked through his rank requirements. For Scarlett’s Eagle Scout project, he chose to construct a sitting area in the Shipley’s Choice community just outside Shipley’s Choice Elementary School. Shipley’s Choice is an active community with people always outdoors. He wanted to create a comfortable resting place for them where they can relax after a long day’s work or a walk and exercising at the park.

Erick Howard began his scouting career in 2007 when he joined Pack 855 at Benfield Elementary School. Howard's Eagle project involved building amphitheater seating in the memorial gardens of Severna Park United Methodist Church, his troop's sponsor church. He has been a member of this church since birth and wanted his project to be there so he could give back to the place and people that have meant a lot to him over the years.

Mitch Decker began his trail to Eagle as part of Pack 855 at Benfield Elementary School. For his Eagle Scout project, Mitchell built four new picnic tables for the playground area at Severna Park United Methodist Church. The picnic tables replaced old tables that posed a safety risk for the children of the preschool and the Sunday School.


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