George Moak, a 16-year-old Oxford High School student, hopes to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout organization’s most prestigious honor.
But first, he must complete a service project that has led him to dive feet first into a charity whose mission is to collect shoes for Guatemalan school children. (August 1, 2014, Page 1)
Boy Scout Sam Morgan of Troop 45 in Oxford put together 500 comfort kits for the American Red Cross in hopes of earning his Eagle Scout after being in the scouts for just three years. (June 21, 2013, Page 3A)
John Hale Houston was awarded with the Eagle Scout rank last week after earning 112 merit badges and completing not one, but two, service projects. Houston, 13, is a Boy Scout with Oxford Troop 45. (December 21, 2011, Page 1)
John-Ray Sockwell, 16, has spent the past four months building a fence around the new Veteran’s Memorial Park on Veterans Boulevard. The project was part of his efforts to be named an Eagle Scout. (November 8, 2010, Page 1A)
Earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts is no easy task. Nationally, statistics list that only 2 percent in earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Oxford’s Boy Scout Troup 45 is making mincemeat of that statistic by honoring three boys who earned their Eagle Scout ranking since January. Those scouts are Rustin Rasberry, David Rozier III and William Alexander. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)