Thursday, 09 January 2014
Andrew Stephen Baldwin earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. He received the award during a ceremony held at Cowee Baptist Church on Dec. 14.
Baldwin, a senior at Franklin High School, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 202 in Franklin. He was also active in Cub Scouts during elementary school and was a member of Cullasaja’s Pack 229.
Only about four percent of all Boy Scouts nationwide attain the rank of Eagle. Each candidate must earn a minimum of 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community or church-related service project to earn Eagle.