December 12, 2009 10:20:00 PM
Scouting officials are trying to identify all Eagle Scouts in North Mississippi as part of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America.
Eagle Scouts are encouraged to register with the Eagle Scout Network at http://www.eaglescoutnetwork.com. The network''s goals are to serve as a networking tool for Eagle Scouts, keep men connected with Scouting and establish a historical record of Eagle Scouts in the area. Membership is free.
"It is amazing the number of Boy Scouts, young and old, who live in our communities in north Mississippi," said Ed Meek, an Oxford businessman and founder of the Eagle Scout Network. "They represent the best among our leaders in business, government, education and all areas of society throughout our communities. A concerted effort is being made to identify all Eagle Scouts as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting next year."
To become an Eagle Scout, a boy must progress through the advancement ranks, earn 21 merit badges, serve at least six months in a troop leadership position and complete a community service project.
For more information on the Eagle Scout Network or to sign up, go to http://www.eaglescoutnetwork.com or call 662-801-9247. For more information on Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or Venturers, contact your local BSA Council.