Nicholas Jackson Ogburn age 14, son of Darien and Tracey Ogburn of Grayson, Georgia has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on Oct 28, 2017. Nicholas is a member of Troop 56 chartered by Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church and is a Freshman at Grayson High School

Nicholas’ Eagle Project involved installing approximately 450 feet of mulched pathways connecting an upper, difficult to access, parking lot to his churches main facility; building a second set of concrete and railroad tie steps to better facilitate this connection; and extending a concrete sidewalk from the parking lot to an existing sidewalk. He also created garden beds at each pathway intersection to beautify the area and make it an appealing place to park. Lastly, he installed a berm to create a natural barrier between the parking area and green space.

Nicholas has earned 22 merit badges and has served his troop as Chaplain's Aide, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader. Nicholas is a very involved member of Grace New Hope Church. He is a LUG Head, mentoring and teaching a group of 6th-grade students; an audio/video volunteer in children's ministry; and an active member of True North (high school ministry). He has been involved with inline hockey since he was in second grade and has grown to be a leader on the hockey rink. He is also a top student in his high school class and an involved member of various clubs including the Environmental Science Club and FCA.


Liam Liam wilkie age 15, son of Hearher Phillips of Dacula, Georgia has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on Sep 23, 2017. Liam is a member of Troop 576 chartered by Prospect UMC and is a sophomore at Central Gwinnett High School.

For his Eagle Project Liam painted a life size chess board and purchased pieces that were 2 ft. tall to be used at Dacula elementary school. The school has a large chess club, which Liam was a member when attended there. The board was painted in between the two gyms, and the children love using it for more then just chess.

Liam has earned 40 merit badges and has served his troop as Asst. Patrol leader, Librarian and Quartermaster. Liam is the third generation of scouts in his family. His father, Michael Wilkie of Blissfield, MI, is an Eagle scout and his grandfather, Ed Wilkie, is a Silver Buffalo recipient. His mother, Heather Phillips, is a Wood Badger, Assistant Scoutmaster and merit badge counselor for Troop 576. Liam plans to graduate high school and attend college to obtain his Aerospace Engineering degree. 


Aidan Samuel Wallace age 18 son of Steven and Kelli Wallace of Lawrenceville, Georgia has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on Aug 26, 2017. Aidan is a member of Troop 575 chartered by McKendree United Methodist Church and is a Senior at Collins Hill High School.

For his Eagle project, Aidan designed and completed installation of bird identification signs at the Mill Creek Nature Center. He earned 27 merit badges and served his troop as SPL, Asst SPL and Troop Guide.

 


jakeJacob Todd age 18, son of Gennie and Rob Todd of Johns Creek, Georgia has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on Mar 25, 2017. Jacob is a member of Troop 521 chartered by the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is a Senior at Collins Hill HS.

For his Eagle Project, Jacob Created a nature trail for the Four Season Montessori School. 

 


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Alexander Watson age 17 son of Ned and Christa Watson of Sugar Hill has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on August 26, 2017. Nicholas is a member of Troop 513 and is a Senior at North Gwinnett High School.

Eagle project description: Wheelchair Accessible planters for Garden Therapy at the Benton House Senior Living Home.

Nicholas has earned 26 merit badges and served as his troop's Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, and OA Rep.


Jason pic eagle scoutJason A Wall age 14 son of Alan and Gilda Wall of Lawrenceville has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on January 24, 2017. Jason is a member of Troop 563 chartered by the LDS. Church and is a Sophomore at Dacula High School.

Eagle project description: "A Christmas For the Homeless". His main goal was to provide the basic necessities for the homeless in the Atlanta area. This included all sort of clothing. He and the volunteers collected over 2000 items. The remaining clothes were delivered to shelters and the Grady Hospital.

Jason has earned 29 merit badges and served as his troop's Historian and a Troop Guide.


MAHLAN WAREHAMMahlan Wareham age 18 son of John and Janet Wareham of Lawrenceville, GA has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on Feb 24, 2017. Mahlan is a member of Troop 1830, chartered the LDS Church and is a Senior at Peachtree Ridge High School.

For Mahlon's Eagle Project he built three Free Little Libraries in Suwanee town parks. Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front‐yard book exchanges number 36,000 around the world in 70 countries — from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library at (Playtown Suwanee, Suwanee Creek Park, Suwanee Community Gardens) will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. Come enjoy a day outside in one of our three beautiful Suwanee Parks, and make sure to grab a book out of one of his Free Little Libraries, sit down on a bench, and enjoy a beautiful day of reading.

Mahlan thinks free little libraries will help people want to read more, by having park specific books that will either occupy your child, give you recipes that you can use your garden vegetables for, or just pass some time on a park bench reading a story. Also, they provide a colorful and creative sparkle to each park they are in.

Mahlan earned 21merit badges and served as his troop's quartermaster.


Hunter Beasley Eagle Scout 032517Hunter Thomas Beasley, age 17, son of Joe and Andrea Beasley of Buford GA, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on March 25th, 2017.

Hunter’s Eagle Scout project was the Community Garden Food Bank Plot Restoration. Lanier Community Garden is located at 2547 Buford Dam Road, Buford, GA, 30518 on the Gwinnett County property of the Lanier Water Filter Plant. They sponsor two Food Bank Plots 46 & 50 located in the garden, which are maintained by volunteer gardeners. All vegetables grown in the Food Bank Plots are donated directly to the North Gwinnett Food Cooperative Ministries in Buford, GA.

Rabbits have been eating the vegetables and decreasing the amount of food donated to the Food Bank. The two plots were in need of maintenance, improvements, and fencing to keep out the rabbits. Hunter’s project entailed building a fence around the plots and entry gate with arbor and sign noting Food Bank Plots, removing old and adding new 2x4's around each bed, and building a cabinet for donations with directions on how-to contribute and details about the Food Bank Donations.

Hunter, a Senior who attends Lanier High School, has earned 44 merit badges and is an active member of Troop 598 of the American Legion Post 127 in Buford GA. He has earned the following awards while at Lanier High School:

- Bill Well's "Big Horn" Leadership Award Football 2016
-Gwinnett County's Most Positive Football Athlete Regional Winner 2015-2016
- Lanier High School Academic Plaque
- National Society of High School Scholars
- National Honor Society
- National Spanish Honor Society
- Beta Club
- Lanier High School Student Leadership Team
- Lanier High School Student Athlete Leadership Team
- Lanier High School Varsity Football Team
- Manager, Lanier High School Girls Varisty Soccer Team
- Volunteer Assistant Football Coach, Lanier Longhorns 7-Year Old's Rec-League Football Team
- Participated in Christmas Day Volunteer to Feed/Clothe the Homeless in Downtown Atlanta and pack backpacks for the underprivileged


TStoneEagleThomas Christopher Stone, age 17, son of Roberta and Tony Brown of Buford and Paul Stone, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on February 18th, 2017. Thomas worked with beneficiary, Christian Library International (CLI) representative, Trish Cummings, on a plan to design and install bookshelves for CLI's warehouse space in Buford GA. This organization, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, distributes Christian media to prisoners in Georgia and throughout the country through their chaplains. Thomas and his family learned of CLI right after they moved their Georgia location to Buford, when their church, Sugar Hill Church, partnered with CLI in the Spring of 2016. After Thomas and his family helped paint the new space he asked to do more for them by building bookshelves. Their new space was void of any furnishings so the new addition would allow them to more efficiently coordinate the receipt, sorting, storage and distribution of said media. The design plan consisted of one 24' x 2' wall unit and two 4' x 8' units to stand perpendicular to the wall. Thomas with the help of 31 volunteers and 233 hours of work, transformed their new space.

Thomas, who attends Lanier High School graduating in May of 2017, plans to study Science and Engineering in his post-secondary education. Thomas is a member of Troop 1534, chartered by Sugar Hill United Methodist Church. He has earned 25 merit badges and has served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, and Quartermaster Troop 1534 of Sugar Hill GA.