Brothers Earn Eagle Awards
Brothers Charlie and Andrew Smith celebrated their hard-earned rank of Eagle Scout at a joint Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Ambassador Presbyterian Church, in Apex.
The brothers have been involved with Troop 244, sponsored by Peace Presbyterian Church of Cary, for more than seven years, since their days as Cub Scouts. They advanced through the ranks, culminating in earning the distinctive rank of Eagle Scout.
Along the way they each held many leadership positions. Charlie served as assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, historian and scribe. Andrew led the troop as the senior patrol leader, patrol leader and chaplain's aide and served the Venture Crew, which is also affiliated with Troop 244, as vice president and activities chair.
A highlight of their Scouting career was going to the Scout high adventure camp, Philmont, in New Mexico, in 2011 to backpack for 12 days with other Scouts and leaders.
Andrew Walker Smith, 16, earned the prestigious Eagle Rank in December 2010, during the Centennial Celebration of Scouting in America.
For his Eagle project he led adults, Scouts and friends in building two picnic tables at Ambassador Presbyterian Church. Over the last two years, many people have enjoyed sitting at these tables by the pond at Ambassador.
Andrew is also involved in Teen Court, National Honor Society, and playing baseball for the Wake County Warriors, a homeschool team.
Charles Reed Smith, 17, earned his Eagle Rank in October. His project entailed leading the construction of two sturdy benches for the playgrounds at Ambassador Presbyterian Church. The benches have already been appreciated by many parents while their kids play at the playground.
Charlie is also a dual sport athlete, playing basketball for the South Wake Sabres and baseball for the Wake County Warriors, both competitive homeschool teams.
He has been an officer in Honor Society, works at the YMCA in Early Arrivals and volunteers at his church.
Charlie and Andrew are the sons of Laura Smith and Scott Smith, both of Cary. Their grandparents are Charlie and Cordelia Jacobs, of Sewickley, Pa.; and Becky Smith, of Pinehurst, and the late Steven Smith, former Pinehurst mayor.
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