Five Scouts from Troop 130 earn Eagle rank
Troop 130 Eagle Scouts recently honored at Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ are Nick Corley, left, Tim Fleet, David White, Carter West and Parker Lamb.
Troop 130 in Franklin honored five Scouts for earning the Eagle rank during an Eagle Court of Honor held recently at Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ.
In 27 years, 168 Scouts with Troop 130 have earned Scouting’s highest honor. The latest Eagle class was pinned by Scoutmaster Paul Perutelli and included Nick Corley, Tim Fleet, Parker Lamb, Carter West and David White.
Nicholas Corley started his Scouting career when he joined Pack 225 as a 7-year-old Tiger Cub in Windermere, Fla. His family moved to Tennessee, where he joined Pack 241 as a Webelo at Walnut Grove Elementary.
For his Eagle Project, he organized a team of Scouts to assist a homeless program, Room In The Inn, at his church. They collected clothing and other basic necessities, restocked the shelves of the church’s clothes closet, and involved the Scouts and their families in providing food and fellowship for those who would arrive for the night seeking shelter. Nick, 17, is a junior at Ravenwood High School.
Unofficially, Tim Fleet began his Scouting career when, at the age of three when he floated down the Buffalo River in a torrential rain storm with his older brother Nash and the rest of Cub Scout Pack 241 at Walnut Grove Elementary. Rather than shunning the harrowing experience, he embraced the challenge (at least as far as his parents could tell) and he’s never looked back. He jumped at the opportunity to become a Tiger Cub at Pack 241, earning his Arrow of Light Award five years later while enjoying a myriad of great adventures along the way. In early 2008 Tim continued his climb to Eagle when he and several friends from 241 gathered with fellow daredevils from Pack 298 to form the Boy Scout Troop 130 Roadrunner Patrol. For his Eagle Project he built a bridge across a ravine along a section of the Harpeth River Nature Trail in the back of Cottonwood, also stemming the erosion that caused the chasm. Tim, 16, is a junior at Franklin High.
John Parker Lamb
John Parker Lamb was invited to attend a Scout meeting with a friend one Tuesday night in 2009. Five days later Parker headed off to a week long summer camp. This would be his first time away from home. He was quickly at home in nature, sleeping in a tent, shooting guns, enjoying rope swings and of course, not bathing. He won his first “Dirty T-Shirt” award that summer and proudly holds the Troop record for winning the award three consecutive years. After that first meeting and summer camp, Parker joined Troop 130’s Falcon Patrol. For his Eagle project it was important to Parker that it met a need he saw firsthand. For many years Parker had soccer practice at the county’s rec fields off Hillsboro Road and Mack Hatcher. He attends Franklin High where he is a senior and has been varsity goalie for the soccer team for four years.
Carter Bentley West
Carter Bentley West began Scouting as a Tiger Cub in Cub Scout Pack 241 at Walnut Grove Elementary as a first grader. His Eagle project consisted of reclamation of an overgrown area beside the Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ’s pre-school playground. Two benches were made and landscaping added to make the area safe and useful again.After two years as a rugby state champion, Carter, now 18, is a freshman on scholarship at Lee University where he is studying business.
David White joined Cub Scout Pack 298 at Grassland Elementary in the first grade. He enjoyed participating in camping, hiking, the Pinewood Derby and rain gutter regatta. For his Eagle Project, David let a group of Scouts in building four ‘lasagna garden boxes’ at Grassland Elementary help students to learn about gardening and enjoy the vegetables they grow, which are served in the cafeteria. David is 17 years old and a junior at Franklin High. He is the long snapper for the varsity football team and is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Posted on: 2/22/2014