Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Eagle Scouts

Turner Snelling, Carson Barker, Caleb Touchstone and Harris Cooley recently earned their Eagle Scout awards. Photo: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, courtesy of Memorial Examiner

Four high school students from Spring Branch ISD were named Eagle Scouts recently at a Court of Honor ceremony held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

The new Eagle Scouts are Turner Snelling, a senior, and juniors Carson Baker and Caleb Touchstone, all of Stratford High School, and senior Harris Cooley of Memorial High School.

To earn Scouting’s highest honor, the four SBISD students all undertook and accomplished special projects for area groups, nonprofit organizations and a church. The projects include:

  • Turner Snelling followed his passion for animals by building two large raccoon habitats and 24 squirrel boxes. He raised $1,600 and then led 14 Scouts and volunteers to finish the project in three weekends. The Wildlife Center for Texas, the project beneficiary, has recognized the project as an outstanding Eagle Scout project.
  • Carson Barker led 10 other Scouts to build four picnic tables and assemble a bike rack for the Outreach Center of West Houston, which is affiliated with a well-known local group, Family Point Ministry.
  • Caleb Touchstone installed a rock garden, planted flower beds and shrubs, and installed a new American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant patio for Vita-Living, a group that assists individuals with mental and physical handicaps.
  • Harris Cooley, working with Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, built four new benches for an outdoor gathering area at the church. He also built an outdoor ga-ga pit, an octagonal shaped, wooden ball playing structure for children.
The four new Eagle Scouts were honored in a Boy Scout Troop 642 ceremony held Oct. 19.


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