Edmonson Voice Staff: photos courtesy of Troop 597:
Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 first became an active Troop in 2014 and is sponsored by the Edmonson County Lion’s Club. Troop 597 conducts several community outreach programs in Edmonson County ranging from assisting the local DAV with flag ceremonies to assisting Edmonson County Parks and Recreation with projects. Troop 597 enjoys camping at a range of locations from Mammoth Cave National Park to Wildcat Hollow Scout Reservation.
Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in Boy Scouts of America. The designation "Eagle Scout" has a long history since its founding over one hundred years ago. Collegiate Scholarships are available for Eagle Scouts within the following categories: Academic, Merit, Religious, Civic and Institution Specific. Eagle Scouts may receive advance placement for enlisting into a branch of the U.S. Military. The possible advanced placement by Service:
Army: E-2, Navy: E-3, Air Force: E-2, Marine Corps: E-2
In 2014 it was reported that 413 Eagle Scouts graduated a U.S. Military Academy – U.S. Military Academy: 139, U.S. Naval Academy: 99, U.S. Air Force Academy: 150, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: 25, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy: Not Tracked.
To join Troop 597 a boy must be 11 years old or have completed the 5th grade, and complete the Scouting application form. Troop 597 meets on Monday nights at the Edmonson County Lion’s Club at 6:00 p.m.
If you have any questions you can contact Troop 597 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message at Edmonson County Boy Scouts Troop 597.