3 Scouts from Troop 507 earn eagle scout rank

Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:07 - Written by Staff Reports

Blake Hyland, Cameron Huckabee and Tex Pierce of Boy Scout Troop 507 received their Eagle Scout awards Sunday, the troop announced. Troop 507 is sponsored by the Whitehouse Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hyland, a senior at Whitehouse High School, enjoys health science classes and will soon have his Pharmacy Technician License. In January 2015 he will leave for a two-year mission for the church. His father, Dr. Bryan Hyland, is an Eagle Scout, as were his two grandfathers and four uncles.

Huckabee attended All Saints Episcopal School. He enjoys mountain biking, wakeboarding, sports and outside adventures. He plans to attend BYU, serve a two-year mission for the church starting January 2015 and pursue a career in dentistry/orthodontics.

Hyland’s and Huckabee’s Eagle projects were done to the same lake in the Baker’s Plantation neighborhood. Huckabee stabilized the pH of the lake, constructed new fish habitats out of cedar, placed them in the lake and restocked the lake with bass, minnows and coppernose bluegill.

Hyland beautified the commons area in his neighborhood that had been neglected for 10 years. A culvert and ditch had grown over and the area was swampy. The troop dug a ditch so that all of the storm waters could drain into the lake. Hyland built a fish feeder stand and purchased a new fish feeder to supply feed to the newly rehabilitated fish. The shores of the lake were weeded and cleaned for a better presentation.

Pierce is a senior at Whitehouse High School. He loves to run and is on the track team. He enjoys being in the drum line at school and likes to fly fish.

For his Eagle project, he built bunk beds for Camp Tyler. Pierce plans to serve a two-year mission for the church in Redland, Calif. When he returns, he will attend Brigham Young University and is planning a career in dentistry.