S: Alex's journey to Eagle Scout By Rosie Fukey
BC: Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout law; To help other people at all times; To Keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. | Scout Law A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
FC: Alex's Journey to Eagle Scout
1: There is no rule that says you must be in Cub Scouts to become an Eagle Scout, however, it does set the ground work for that prestigious award. Alex joined Cub Scouts as a little Tiger, just 6 years old. His adventures would take him through all 5 of the Cub Scout ranks, enjoying camping, meeting boys his own age, earning badges, and learning leadership skills in the process. This book will give you a taste of those experiences and explain how this little boy grew up to become an Eagle Scout with the respect that comes with the award. | 1) Tiger 2) Wolfs 3) Bears 4) Webelos 1 5) Webelos 2
2: Alex won first place at the Pinewood Derby two years in a row. When building his car, Alex discovered that if he shaved the wheels it would go faster, beating his competition. After winning a couple of first place trophies, the rules were changed so he could no longer do that. | John Ryden, Alex, and his Dad | 2
3: Alex with Philip Moore at a rocket derby at Spring Lake Park. | 3 | Behind every event, every camping trip, every picture, was Alex's leader, his mother, Laurie. Serving as her Co-leader was Rhonda Matkins.
4: Pinewood Derby | Pack 100 was associated with William's Memorial. | 4
5: Alex and his Dad at another Pinewood Derby event. | 5
6: Camp Preston Hunt
7: Grant Ryden, Alex, Josh, Jennifer Caldwell, Brent Leeper, Laurie & Crystal at Spring Lake Park | Alex and the Caldwells | Den Mom, Jennifer Caldwell (left center)
8: A hug a day keeps the monsters away. | Family Fun | Preston Hunt Mess Hall | Josh Caldwell and Alex | Wes Matkin, Grant Ryden, Josh Caldwell, Luke Schafer, and Alex | Dalton, Alex, Thomas & Robyn Hilborn, Karen, & Grant Ryden | 8
9: White Cliffs, near Ashdown, Arkansas | Hockey rink, 4-state Fairgrounds Josh, Alex, and Crystal | Josh Caldwell and Alex | Alex and Wes Matkin | Alex on the bus to White Cliffs on Milwood Lake, AR | Alex celebrates his birthday with boys from pack 100 | 9
10: Alex and his Dad attended the "Dad & Lad" campout at Preston Hunt. They chose to "rough it" in their tent, even cooking their own food, instead of joining the others in the cabin. Much yummier!
11: Along with having a lot of fun, Alex also earned several badges. | Alex's winning pinewood derby cars, along with his first place trophies, and blue ribbons. | 11
12: 2003 Alex crosses over from Webelos 2 to Boy Scouts. | A patch Alex wore on his Boy Scout uniform, signifying he was once a Cub Scout | 12
13: Alex was a member of Troop #16, associated with First Baptist Church on Moores Lane. His mom, no longer his leader, was still very much involved. | 13
14: Crystal, Jackie, and Alex | 14
15: Arrow of Light Ceremony Dad, Alex, and Mom
16: Alex was quite the salesman. These are his trophies from popcorn sales. | Below are some of the Scout Bucks given to Alex by troop 16 for their popcorn and candy sales. He was able to go to the store at the Scout office located at Spring Lake Park and purchase his hiking backpack, uniform pieces, and assorted sundries. | 16
17: Here are some badges Alex received from special events. | 17
18: Law | Forestry | Astronomy | Wood carving | Computer | Basketry | Leatherwork | Weather | Indian Lore | Painting | Fingerprinting | This page contains Elective Merit Badges Alex earned. The badges on the right page, he earned as a requirement for Eagle Scout. | 18
19: Environment Science | Citizenship in the Nation | First Aid | Citizenship in the Community | Communications | Citizenship in the World | Swimming | Emergency Preparedness | Family Life | Personal Fitness | Personal Management | Camping | 19
20: Alex's Grandfather gave Lance this neckerchief slide when he was a Scout. It was passed down to Alex. The last time Lance went to Summer Camp as a Scout, he carved a slide very much like the one his Dad gave him, but never painted it. Years later, he and Alex completed it, however, Maggie, the family dog, chewed it to bits, but not before Alex had the chance to wear it proudly. | Lance as a Boy Scout, wearing the Indian slide. | Family Tradition! | 20
21: Entry level Boy Scout Patch | Second Class | Tenderfoot | Life | First Class | Star | 21
22: Preparing the project | Alex and his team was given permission to drive across Don Shilling's property to access the trail. | Below is the team at work. | Starting Point: Don Shilling's property | Eagle Scout Project
23: Objective: Cement markers into the ground to replace the present markings that are currently spray painted on trees. Also, to put markers on the west side, where there are no markers. | Materials: Water, 5 steel pipes, shovels, concrete mix, zinc house numbers, machete, four-wheeler, Polaris Ranger, industrial paint, paint brush, buckets, water jugs, camera, pickax, ax, and GPS. | Alex, filling a pipe with cement mix. | 23
24: Meeting time was 7:30 a.m. | Working on the first of the 5 markers. | April 2, 2011 | 24
25: Getting some help and support from Mom and Dad.
26: Time for everyone to dig in and get the job done. | Alex takes charge and shows his skills as a leader. | 26
27: The team works on marker number 3
29: Below:: London Young, Jarrod Myers, Alex, Matt Montes, Manuel Western, Geoffrey O'Neal, Travis Alkire, Freddy Western | 29
30: By Alex Perticone | Alex's Eagle Scout project was the last puzzle piece to his Journey to the most prestigious award the Boy Scouts have to offer. Because it was such a success, visitors to Bringle Lake hiking trails will benefit from it for years to come. He saw a need in the community and took action, which is what being an Eagle Scout is all about. | 30