The highest award obtainable from the Boy Scouts of America organization will be presented to a 15 year-old Conyers youth. William Hinton Rogers will receive the Eagle Award in a Court of Honor presentation at Conyers First United Methodist Church.
Rogers, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Carter Rogers receives the award after earning 40 merit badges (21 are required in order to receive the rank of Eagle) and completing his service project of a RV park installation at Salem Campground.
The George Walton Academy sophomore advanced through all ranks of Scouting as a member of Troop 354 of Conyers First United Methodist Church. Rogers has held several offices, including Senior Patrol Leader.
Rogers is also a member of The Gavel Club at GWA, where he serves as an officer, The Beta Club, the cross country team and the tennis team. He serves as a senior Acolyte at Conyers First, is an assistant teacher in the second grade Sunday school classroom and assists with the Family Promise ministry.
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service. The award is a performance-based achievement whose standards have been well-maintained over the years. Not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about five percent of all Boy Scouts do so and only one percent receive their Eagle at the age of fifteen. This represents more than 1.7 million Boy Scouts who have earned the rank since 1912. Nevertheless, the goals of Scouting-citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness-remain important for all Scouts, whether or not they attain the Eagle Scout rank.
The Yellow River District is a geographic area of the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Council, founded in 1916, provides character education through high outdoor adventure to young men, and women, throughout its 13 metro county area. The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America salutes Hinton Rogers for his great achievement.
For more information on Scouting visit www.atlantabsa.org or call 770-989-8820.