Badgett achieves Eagle Scout rank
by Erik Spencer Hill
Fun, fun and more fun. That is what many boys remember about Scouting. However, these Scouting programs were also designed to teach boys modern social interaction, citizenship and outdoor skills as they matured. The achievement of higher levels of Star, Life and Eagle rank within the Boys Scouts of America also required leadership expertise. Justin Thomas Badgett has demonstrated all these skills with the achievement of Eagle Scout.
Justin is a senior at West Stokes High School. In addition to his Boy Scout activities, he is involved with various extracurricular activities. These activities include the Student Mentor Program, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, and Future Farmers of America. In addition, his involvement in sports include junior varsity and varsity football, JV baseball, and track. He attended the American Legion Tar Heel Boys’ State at Catawba College this past summer. Justin is in the process of deciding on a four-year university to attend next fall.
Justin, from Troop 450, completed his Eagle requirements on May 10, 2012. Trinity United Methodist Church sponsors Troop 450, Boy Scouts of America. Justin has served as a patrol leader and is a member of the Order of the Arrow.
In order to complete the requirements for Eagle Scout, all Boy Scouts must exhibit leadership proficiency with a completed community service project. Justin’s project was at Trinity United Methodist Church. He planned, organized and supervised the construction of a garden shed for the Church’s Garden Club. The club raises vegetables for the needy. The completed project involved about 160 hours of work from leaders and other boys. The Garden Club, family and friends donated the materials to complete the project.
Justin lives with his parents, Eric and Priscilla Badgett. Eric previously served as a troop committee member. Justin is the grandson of Allen and Patsy Morrison of Pilot Mountain and the late Tommy and Carolyn Badgett of Walnut Cove. The family attends Jefferson Church of Christ in Rural Hall. Justin is an active member of the student ministry at his church and has served on two mission trips to Maytown, Ky., and New Orleans, La.
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