Hutchins Receives Eagle Rank

Wesley Hutchins
Wesley Hutchins

At a Court Of Honor Ceremony held on Sunday March 8, 2009, Wesley Hutchins received Scouting’s highest rank, the Eagle Scout Award. Family, friends and scout officials were all in attendence to witness this event. The Eagle Scout Award represents many years of dedicated efforts of the scout, his parents and the leaders of his troop.

Only a small percentage of scouts make it to this point. During his journey from tenderfoot to eagle, Wesley earned a large number of merit badges and held several leadership positions including Historian, Librarian, Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader.

Wesley had the opportunity to experience some of the ultimate scouting adventures that took him to the Philmot Scout Ranch in New Mexico and on another occasion seven days hiking, camping and conoeing in the nothern tier of Minnesota and Southern Canada. Wesley also attended numerous summer camps in Barstow,SC; Boone,NC; Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton, GA ; Camp Comer in Alabama and Camp Blue Heron in Riceboro, GA. He participated in many community service projects and developed, led and completed a project of his own which benefited the Oatland Island Wildlife Education Center in Savannah.

This project consisted of building a new compost structure which is used for storing compost to fertlize theground and educating student groups on how to make efficient and effective use of the soil.

Wesley who is presently a freshman at the University of Georgia is the son of Lawrence Hutchins, Jr. and Dr. Sylathea Prescott Wright. He is also the grandson of Mrs. Mamie Prescott and the late Mrs. Mildred J. Hutchins and the late Mr. Willie Prescott, Sr.

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