The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910 with the purpose “to teach patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values.”
A special bond was created between the young Scouts and the aging veterans of the GAR during the 50th anniversary Gettysburg reunion in 1913. The Scouts were again in Gettysburg as part of the staff in 1938, assisting the veterans during the 75th anniversary of the battle, and the final reunion of the Blue and the Grey.
The highest rank in Scouting is that of Eagle Scout, and we, as Sons of Veterans of the Civil War are always proud to recognize this outstanding achievement with the presentation of a certificate and patch during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
Certificate of Commendation Presented To the Lions Club of Pendleton, Indiana Recognizing Over 90 Years of Sponsorship of Scout Troop 292 – May 22, 2018
Matthew Shiriaev, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, April 15, 2018
Lucas Elliot, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, March 17, 2018
Abel Kiser, Christopher Foy Semier, and Mark Anderson, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, March 17, 2018
William Davidson, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, February 11, 2018
Logan Paul Marshall, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, September 10, 2017, 2017
Joshua Payne, Eagle Scout Court of Honor, June 11, 2017
BROTHER ADAM D. BAILEY’S EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
Submitted by Camp Commander Mike Beck
Brother Adam Bailey, of Boy Scout Troop 209 in Edinburgh, received the rank of Eagle Scout following his Board of Review on December 20, 2007. Adam is the son of Jeff and Mary Jane (Janie) Bailey of Edinburgh. He is the great-great-great grandson of Joby Kearnes, who served with the 3rd Kentucky Infantry, Company G during the Civil War.
For Adam’s Eagle Scout Project, he restored the outdoor lab area at East Side Elementary, located in Edinburgh. This was a huge undertaking, as it was in a major state of disrepair. His project involved clearing all brush and unwanted trees from the lab, a total of twenty dump-truck loads. He was responsible for making two new 9 ½’ x 17’ garden plots for students to grow vegetables and plants as part of the school curriculum. He refurbished a rock garden in which students can explore geology. He planted and labeled indigenous plants, and provided the school information on each plant and how it was used by early pioneers and Native Americans. He was able to furnish a new bench for students to sit on, and several new birdhouses and bird feeders – all of which were made from recycled material plastic, to make it more environmental friendly. The original 35’ x75’ pond in the lab was dried up and full of weeds, swamp willows, and cattails. After clearing the pond, he and volunteers installed a pond liner that came in 20’x20’ sections that had to be seamed together. The old bridge was removed and replaced with a new 62’, three-section bridge, which spanned the pond. Landscaping around the pond included placing six tons of stone around the edge. The entire project took approximately seventeen months and over 1,037 hours to complete. Adam had 26 adults and 37 youth to volunteer to help on his project. The cost of the project, including donated goods and services, totaled $11, 614.00. The project was entirely paid for by donations and grants solicited by Adam
On February 3rd, 2008, Adam’s project was recognized by Pathfinder District, of Crossroads of America Council, as being the Eagle Scout Project of the Year. Adam’s project was then placed against the other top Eagle projects in the thirteen districts within the Council to compete for the Merle Miller Award. On March 18th, it was announced that Adam is the recipient of the Merle Miller Award and a $1,000 scholarship. He will be receiving his award on April 3rd, at the Scouting Awards Dinner in Indianapolis. Crossroads of America Council serves 25 counties in central Indiana.
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