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Morse earns Eagle Scout honor

POSTED: January 17, 2008 5:02 a.m.

Adam Kristopher Morse had his Eagle Scout court of Honor Ceremony at the Mary K. Warnell Center on Dec. 17, 2006. The eagle from Georgia Southern University was there to help celebrate.

Morse joined as a Tiger Cub on June 28, 1997, achieved the Arrow of Light on Feb. 1, 2001, Boy Scout in March 2001 and Tenderfoot Scout in July 2001. He made second class Scout in December 2001, first class Scout in June 2002, star Scout in October 2002 and Life Scout in April 2003. He was made a member of the Order of the Arrow in 2003 and passed his review for Eagle Scout on Sept. 10, 2006.

His awards include God and Country, Den Chief Service Award, National Honor Patrol, Scuba and Snorkeling BSA, and World Conservation Award. His Scouting leadership roles include: patrol leader, 2002; troop guide, 2003; assistant senior patrol leader, 2004; senior patrol leader, 2005; National Jamboree senior patrol leader, 2005; and instructor, 2006.

Morse attended the Boy Scout National Jamboree in July and August 2005, camped for 83 nights, hiked 118 miles, did 266 hours of community service and had 50.5 hours of training. He earned 73 badges: American heritage, animal science, archaeology, archery, astronomy, aviation, basketry, bird study, camping*, canoeing, cinematography, citizenship in the community*, citizenship in the nation*, citizenship in the world*, coin collecting, collections, communications*, computers, cooking, crime prevention, dentistry, disability awareness, dog care, electricity, emergency preparedness*, environmental science*, family life*, finger printing, fire safety, first aid*, fish and wildlife management, fishing, forestry, genealogy, golf, geology, hiking*, horsemanship, landscape architecture, law, leatherwork, lifesaving*, motor boating, music, nature, oceanography, orienteering, personal fitness*, personal management*, pioneering, plumbing, pottery, public health, public speaking, pulp and paper, radio, reading, reptile and amphibian study, rifle shooting, rowing, safety, salesmanship, scholarship, shotgun shooting, skating, small boat sailing, space exploration. sports, swimming*, traffic safety, weather, wilderness survival, and woodwork.

All required for Eagle has an * beside them.

His Eagle project was to make new display cases for the information about trees, plants, animals, etc. on the nature trail at the Warnell Center. He recycled aluminum and copper to buy the supplies for the project. With the help of family, friends, Gaster Lumber of Bloomingdale, Home Depot of Pooler, his fellow members and leaders of Troop 295 of Guyton, he got it accomplished.

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