Five Boy Scouts from Troop 357 at Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh were honored together recently for earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting.
Banks Ferrell, Carl Gilmore, Richard Haar and Spencer Horne were students at Broughton High School, and Christian A. Lochbaum attended Raleigh Charter High School.
For his Eagle project, Banks designed and supervised the construction of an outdoor classroom for his elementary school, Partnership Elementary in Raleigh. Banks, the son of Penny Ferrell and Dr. and Mrs. William G. Ferrell, planned to attend UNC-Chapel Hill this fall.
Carl led the design and construction of an information kiosk at the Brier Creek Community Center Park. He is the son of Jimmy Gilmore and Elizabeth Beilman and was nominated as the 2013 Fred Fletcher Outstanding Volunteer by the City of Raleigh.
Richard led the construction of four exterior wooden benches and two bookcases for the lobby of St. Saviour’s Center, also raising funds for the materials. Richard, the son of Ritch and Sandy Haar, planned to attend East Carolina University in the fall.
Spencer built three portable benches for Lacy Elementary’s carpool line and repaired two existing benches on the street side. Spencer, the son of Diane and Forest Horne, planned to attend the University of South Carolina.
Christian supervised the construction and installation of three benches on the Lacy Elementary playground. He is the son of Steve and Cindy Lochbaum and planned to attend UNC-Chapel Hill this fall.