New Eagle Scout McCook to be recognized Sunday

Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 01:03 - Written by Staff Reports

David McCook, of Boy Scout Troop 369, will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony at First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Tyler, at 4 p.m. Sunday.

To earn Scouting’s highest award, David had to earn 21 merit badges, serve as leader in his troop, and complete a major community service project.

David’s service project for People Attempting to Help involved tearing down and removing an existing wood playground, and installing new playground equipment and a swing set in the PATH Transitional Housing neighborhood. He organized and led more than 40 volunteers, and the project took two months to complete. In September 2013, PATH presented him with the “Community in Action” award for his project.

David has been a member of Troop 369, chartered to Pollard Methodist Church, for nine years. He has served the troop as patrol leader, quartermaster, librarian and historian.

As a sophomore at Robert E. Lee High School, David has been active in varsity cross country, JV soccer, theater and orchestra. He is also a member of the “Ambassadors of Compassion” program at his school.