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Pratt earns Eagle Scout

posted Aug 30, 2008, 9:55 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856   [ updated Aug 30, 2008, 10:06 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856 ]
Scott Pratt had his Eagle Scout court of honor on July 27 at Guyton United Methodist Church.

Scott Benjamin Pratt has been awarded the highest honor of achievement in the Boy Scouts of America, on Nov. 18, 2007, at the age of 16.

He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 295, Guyton. His parents are John Pratt, who is an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 295 and is a master sergeant with the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, and Laura Pratt who works at Guyton Elementary School as a media clerk.

Pratt’s Eagle court of honor was on July 27 at Guyton United Methodist Church. Rev. Chip Strickland provided the invocation and benediction. Scout leaders conducting the Eagle Court of Honor were Frank Patterson Sr. and Michele Patterson. David deQueljoe, Kyle Piche and Chris Tuten presented the colors.

The candle ceremony was conducted by Jacob Terrell and Ben Galloway. The Eagle Challenge, Charge, Promise, and Presentation of Eagle Badge were presented by Justin Pratt, his brother.

The Eagle Scout escort was Alex Partain. Pratt received an American flag that was flown over the Capitol in Washington D.C. in his honor; letters from President George and Laura Bush and Gov. Sonny Perdue were presented by Freddie Tuten.  

For his Eagle Scout project, Pratt and volunteers built a shelter at the Faith Equestrian Center located in Guyton. This will be a place where parents can sit and watch their children ride horses, and for the volunteers to have meetings.

Before this was built, there was not a place for people to sit and have shade while watching their children. The Faith Equestrian Center is a Christian faith based equestrian center dedicated to providing rehabilitative and therapeutic services integrating horse and rider.    

Pratt began his scouting journey in November 2002. He earned his Boy Scout Badge in 2002, Tenderfoot in 2003, Second Class in 2003, First Class in 2003, Star Scout in 2004, Life Scout in 2005 and Eagle Scout in 2007. He has also earned 44 merit badges.

His other awards and activities include election into the Order of the Arrow in 2004, Order of the Arrow Brotherhood member in 2005 and he attended the National Scout Jamboree in 2005.

Pratt earned the “100 Hours Community Service Award” in 2005, and has completed 275 service hours, 73 nights of camping and has hiked more than 85 miles.

Pratt’s leadership roles included being patrol leader in 2004 and 2006, scribe in 2005, assistant patrol leader in 2006-2007 and troop guide in 2007.