Cockman Earns Eagle Scout Award
Jonathan Cockman, of Camden, S.C., formerly of Robbins, has earned the Eagle Scout award, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts. Cockman was recognized at an Eagle Court of Honor Friday, May 30, at the Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden.
A member of Wateree District's Troop 303, sponsored by Lyttleton Street Methodist, Cockman is one of approximately two percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a service project that benefits a community, religious institution, or school. For his project, Cockman chose to construct and erect resting benches on a three-mile hiking trail at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge in McBee, S.C.
He has earned numerous Scouting awards, including the God and Country Award, World Conservation Award, 1 mile swim, Arrow of Light, Physical Fitness Award, 26 merit badges, and induction into the Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts' Honor Society.
Cockman is a 2008 honor graduate of Camden High School and will be entering Winthrop University this fall as an education major.
He is the son of Don and Tammy Cockman of Camden, S.C., and the grandson of LaVerne Cockman of Robbins and Pauline Blalock of Star.
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