Troop 10, chartered in 1924, is the oldest Boy Scout Troop in the Cherokee Area Council.
The ceremony was held at Bancroft Church of God, which was the site of Bradley’s Eagle Scout Project.
Bradley, a recent honors graduate of Bradley Central High School, has been involved in scouting for the last 12 years. He started as a Tiger in Cub Scout Pack 3044, chartered to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
He moved through the ranks of Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelo, and earned the Arrow of Light Award, the highest award in Cub Scouting. He then crossed over to Troop 10, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Dr. W.C. Stanbery.
Bradley earned 21 merit badges and volunteered more than 100 hours of community service as he progressed through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Project, Bradley led 15 troop members and other volunteers in building four picnic tables, refinishing a book case and repairing 20 Children’s Church chairs for Bancroft Church of God.
Bradley will be continuing his scouting career through Venture Crew 2010 and the Order of the Arrow.
The ceremony began with the posting of the colors by the color guards, Connor and Michael Logan, Jimmy Ortiz and Angel Ortiz. An opening prayer was given by Life Scout Christopher Hughes.
Star Scout Naaman Goodwin gave a speech on the meaning of scouting.
Many people who played a significant role in Bradley’s scouting career spoke, including Dr. W.C. Stanbery, Hank Smith, Tony Logan, and Steve McMinn.
Bradley presented a mentor pin to Charlie Aulds, a longtime assistant scoutmaster of Troop 10.
Closing prayer was given by Star Scout Sam Sullivan.
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