Boy Scout achieves Eagle Scout rank
by By Ron L. Jessup
KING Boy Scouts of America is entering the 100th year of serving the countrys youth. More than four million Boy Scouts are enrolled at any one time and less than 10 percent earn the highest rank. Boys Scouts is about fun and social interaction while they are taught integrity, values and leadership. To achieve the higher levels of Star, Life and Eagle rank requires leadership proficiency. Dalton Odell Lankford has demonstrated all these skills with the achievement of Eagle Scout.
Lankford is a junior at West Stokes High School, and completed his Eagle requirements on Oct. 1. Trinity United Methodist Church sponsors Daltons Troop 450, Boy Scouts of America.
In order to complete the requirements for Eagle, all Boy Scouts must exhibit leadership proficiency with a completed community service project. Lankfords service project involved Chestnut Grove Middle School.
He planned, organized and supervised the creation of a more pleasant outdoor space for the school. The project consisted of removal of trees and stumps, general landscaping and painting the tennis court fence. Overall, 223 hours were required to finish the project. The cost of the project was about $1,600 that Lankford earned through fundraisers and donations.
He and his parents, Donald and Elizabeth, live in the King community and attend the Northridge Baptist Church.
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