Eagle Scout

Parker Meek planted grasses to slow erosion at a natural area.

Southeast Texas has a new Eagle Scout and he’s paving the way for future generations to enjoy one of the area’s most pristine parks.

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Southeast Texas has yet another Eagle Scout, and this one is helping his local first responders meet the challenges of rural county living.

Timothy Rhodes of Crew 95 in Cleveland, Texas, said after volunteering at his local volunteer fire department in North Liberty County, he decided to help the rural first responders for his Eagle Scout project.

“I helped on the rig (fire truck) for about six months before I joined,” he said.

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The Beaumont Botanical Gardens got a solid addition to an already beautiful scenic area in Tyrrell Park after a local Eagle Scout built and donated three stone benches in the park’s pond area.
Caleb Hughes, 16, of Beaumont’s Troop 117 at Trinity United Methodist Church, built the three benches with the help of his stonemason grandfather, Conroy Hughes Jr., and said the project was a much-needed addition to the park, which was badly damaged after Hurricane Ike.

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Local athletes competing in the equestrian Special Olympics are getting a leg-up on the competition after a local Boy Scout built and donated competition-grade equipment for use at the Stable-Spirit horse ranch in Fannett.
Joseph Black, 18, of Troop 239 in Fannett, built a custom ramp and gates for the local Special Olympians for use in trail-riding competitions and events all over Texas. By providing a competition-grade atmosphere at the ranch, Black said the athletes will have a much better chance of bringing home the gold.

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After a year’s worth of hard work and determination, Southeast Texas has another Eagle Scout ready to take on the world.

Hunter Kilgore, 18, of Troop 85 of St. Anne’s Home School Association has completed his Eagle Scout court of honor after a board approved his project and other requirements to receive the highest honor bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).

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A local boy is one of Southeast Texas’ newest Eagle Scouts after he collected coats, sweaters and blankets for the Salvation Army in Orange.

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Karson Riggs and Ryan Bean are two high school-aged youngsters in a sea of pre-college youth throughout America. They both study hard and have aspirations for their futures. But what sets them apart from your average high school students is an organization and an award they’ve spent half their young lives striving for.

Riggs and Bean are two of the newest Eagle Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America in Beaumont.

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