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Morgan earns Eagle Scout rank

POSTED: August 1, 2008 5:01 a.m.
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Richard Morgan was awarded as an Eagle Scout in a May ceremony held at the Rincon Lions Club. Morgan will be attending the University of Georgia beginning with the fall semester.

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Troop 165 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Richard Wade Morgan at the Rincon Lions Club on May 24.

Morgan is the son of Porter and Nancy Morgan. He also has an older brother, Thomas, who is also an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Effingham County High School where he was a member of the Rebel Regiment Marching Band, was in the Beta Club and also the Model United Nations team. Morgan has been accepted into the University of Georgia and will start in the fall.

During his scouting career Morgan held the leadership positions of: senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, chaplains aide, troop historian, OA troop representative, OA dance team chief and troop guide.

Morgan attended many campouts and scouting functions in his Scouting career. Some interesting places he visited and camped were: Camp Bob Hardin in Saluda, N.C., Camp Daniel Boone in Boone, N.C., and, Patriots Point, Charleston, S.C., Parris Island, S.C., Camp Bud Schiele, Rutherfordton, N.C., Kennedy Space Center in Florida, National Boy Scout Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., and also Camp Blue Heron in Riceboro.

An important part of his scouting career was being elected to the Order of the Arrow.  This is an honor that you cannot earn, but is bestowed upon you by fellow scouters.  After attaining the rank of a first class Scout and being active with his troop for two years, Morgan went through his ordeal at Camp Blue Heron and became a member of the Tomo Chi-Chi Lodge 119, Savannah.

His Eagle Scout project was to put small benches for the outdoor classroom area on the Ebenezer school’s Nature Trail. It would also include permanent botanical name plaques for the flora along the nature trail.

He completed 33 merit badges, hiked 92 miles and camped 68 nights on his trail to Eagle Scout.

On Sept. 24, 2007, Morgan passed his Board of Review for Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

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