(Franklin) — Austin Binion, an 18-year-old senior at Heard High School, recently received recognition from the Boy Scouts of America when he earned his Eagle Scout medal.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men.
Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages.
Austin’s Eagle Project was building two benches and the placement of flowers in front of the Drug Court located at 51 Perry St in Newnan, GA. He worked alongside many great scouts and scout leaders from Troop 47 in Coweta County as well as family and friends during his project.
The twelve required merit badges for Eagle Scout include First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Personal Fitness, Environmental Science or Sustainability, Personal Management, Camping, Family Life, Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving, and Swimming, Hiking or Cycling.
Austin has been in scouting for six years and has grown into a well-rounded young man through the scouting program.
Austin’s family including his mom, Curtis, Avery, Tina, and Kendra have been honored to watch Austin grow in scouting and are very proud of his accomplishment. His troop leader is Mr. Woody Tripp.