There have been many famous Eagle Scouts throughout the first one hundred years of Scouting. Many governmental leaders, including President Gerald Ford and numerous senators, governors, and representatives, were Eagles. Famous business leaders include H. Ross Perot and Sam Walton. Some other noteworthy Eagles include Neil Armstrong, Mike Rowe, and Steven Spielberg.
Joining this illustrious list are the following Eagles from Troop 197:
Seth Nieciecki Eagle #1
In 2008, Seth's Eagle project involved over 300 man-hours and focused on the Brick and Cement Walkway for the main entrance into Fellowship United Methodist Church (our charter organization). It remains a focal point of the main entrance to the church today.
In 2008, Dylan's Eagle Project focused on the building of an outdoor raised gardening area for the Rutherford County Home of the Elderly. His project included over 200 man-hours and left the residents with a place to spend time outdoors in wheelchairs planting flowers & gardens. It will be enjoyed for years to come.
In 2009, Mason's Eagle Project involved over 150 man-hours of service and focused on beautification of his church, Riverdale Baptist Church. He also built a new flower bed & rock wall for the church sign. It will be visible to all of the church congregation for years to come.
In 2009, Wesley's Eagle project involved over 200 man-hours and involved the removal and the rebuilding of a new Storage Building for his church, Riverdale Baptist Church. One of the side products of Wesley's project was that the troop was able to take the old storage building & rebuild it into our new Quartermaster Building. The church will be able to use the building for many years to come.
In 2009, Brandon's Eagle project revitalized over 100 picnic tables at a city park. The tables had all been painted on & carved in. Brandon developed a work schedule and plan over a three week period that enabled him & the Troop to make all the tables in the park appear brand new. It was a dusty and messy project, but was certainly needed and well executed.
In 2010, Austin's Eagle project involved over 200 man-hours and focused on the construction of an outdoor classroom for his church. He planned, organized, and help remove trees and shrubs in the area and then built benches and a sitting area for the classroom. A welcome outdoor area that will be used by all the members of his church for long time.