Owens Attains Eagle Scout Ranking at Ceremony
Trevor Owens received the rank of Eagle Scout in an awards ceremony held Sunday, April 18, at Thagard Lake Park, Whispering Pines.
Owens is a member of Troop No. 223, Venture Crew, sponsored by Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines. Col. Bill Owen, Scoutmaster; Carl Berk, district representative; and Charles Wright and Greg Allen, assistant Scoutmasters, were in attendance.
Recognized during the “pinning” ceremony were his parents, Lt. Col. Jeff Owens and Laura Barr. The “mentor” pin was given to Jim Barr. Many family and friends came to honor the young man in receiving this award.
Along his Scouting career, which he began as a Tiger Cub at Fort Bragg, Owens was also a member of Pack No. 1, in Leavenworth, Kan., and later Troop No. 97 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. With Troop No. 223, he hiked more than 100 miles at Philmont Scout Ranch, N.M., and canoed 108 miles at the Northern Tier High Adventure Camp in the boundary waters of Canada.
“For a child with an active-duty military parent, Scouting has proven to be an activity that truly moved with Trevor to each new location providing opportunities to make new friends and experience lifelong adventures,” says a family member.
Owens’ Eagle Scout project was to construct and install the canine waste stations at Pooch Park in the Pines. This dog park, located across from the airport, is fenced for pet safety. The waste stations provide a sanitary means for the park to maintain its friendly environment.
Owens is a junior at Union Pines High School, a member of the National Honor Society, Union Pines choir and the school golf team. He is also active in his youth group and holds a part-time job.
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