Trio earns Eagle Scout rankPublished 10:44am Saturday, February 23, 2013
FRANKLIN—Troop 17 Boy Scouts Chad Michael Benton, Scott Michael Davis and Clifton Grant Scarboro were awarded the ranks of Eagle Scout at Franklin Baptist Church.
Benton, Davis and Scarboro began their scouting careers together as Pack 17 Tiger Cubs in 2001. They received their Arrow of Light awards in 2006, worked through the ranks together and received their Eagle Rank together on Jan. 12.
Chad Benton is the son of David and Cindy Benton. After crossing over into Boy Scout Troop 17, he served as patrol quartermaster, troop guide, troop scribe and instructor for the younger scouts.
He was elected into the Order of the Arrow in March 2009, attended the Ordeal in May 2009 and became a Brotherhood member of Wahunsenakah Lodge on May 15, 2010.
Benton attended Cub Scout Day Camp, two years of Webelos Camp and four years of Resident Summer Camp at Bayport Scout Reservation. He also spent a week with the Chesapeake High Adventure Sailing Experience. Benton has camped 69 nights with the troop and logged 117 service hours.
For his Eagle project, he refurbished the flowerbeds, picnic tables and a wheelchair ramp at Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland. Overgrown flowerbeds around the Education Building were dug out, the storm water drainage system was revamped and mulch beds were built.
A senior at Franklin High School, Benton is a member of the golf and soccer teams. He also serves as senior class president, co-president of DECA, competes in the senior division of Future Problem Solvers and is a member of National Honor Society.
Benton attends Franklin Baptist Church and plans to pursue a career in graphic design.
Davis is the son of Phil and Michelle Davis.
Crossing over into Boy Scouts, he joined Troop 17 where he has served as assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, instructor, chaplain aide, patrol quartermaster and OA representative. He earned 32 merit badges plus the Paul Bunyan award, and camped 56 nights with the troop and has 112 service hours.
Elected to the Order of the Arrow in May 2009, his membership was sealed by becoming a Brotherhood member on Oct. 30, 2010. Scott also served as vice chapter chief and chapter chief in the Order of the Arrow.
Davis attended summer camps at Camp Chickahominy, Pipsico and Bayport Scout Reservation.
For his Eagle project, Davis built two picnic tables for the baseball field at the James L. Camp Jr. YMCA and a bench for next to the flagpole in memory of Luke Drewry.
As a student at Franklin High School, he has been involved with Future Business Leaders of America, DECA, Spanish Club, Spanish newspaper, National Honor Society, wrestling and football for three years, and baseball for five years.
Davis plans to pursue a college degree in sports management.
Scarboro is the son of Bill and Becky Scarboro.
Crossing over into Boy Scouts, he joined Troop 17 and has served as senior patrol leader, OA troop representative, troop quartermaster, assistant patrol leader and patrol quartermaster.
Elected to the Order of the Arrow in February 2008, Scarboro became a brotherhood member in February 2009. In September, 2011, he was recognized with the Vigil Honor in the Order of the Arrow.
Scarboro has served as Nottoway Chapter Chief, Vice Chapter Chief, and serves as Elangomat Committee Chairman.
He attended Cub Scout Day Camp for five years and Webelos Camp for two — the first year at Camp Chickahominy and the second at Camp Brady-Saunders.
Scarboro has attended six years of Boy Scout Camp at Camp Pipsico and Bayport Scout Reservation. Two of those years were spent doing the Rivah Base program at Bayport.
For his Eagle project, he designed and constructed shelves for the Franklin Cooperative Ministries’ new location.
A senior at Franklin High School, Scarboro is a member of the baseball, golf and football teams. He is also co-president of DECA, captain of the Scholastic Bowl and Robotics teams, vice president of his class and a member of Future Problem Solving and National Honor Society.
Scarboro attends Franklin Baptist Church.
He hopes to attend North Carolina State University to study mechanical engineering.