Recently, Joseph Summerville of Boy Scout Troop 84 took a very important step in becoming an Eagle Scout by completing his Eagle Scout project. For his project, Joseph raised money to purchase the necessary equipment to construct two benches to be placed at the Bessemer Hall Of History. In the process of raising money, Joseph also raised enough money to purchase large flower pots for the Hall of History. Joseph was not alone in his efforts. He was helped by fellow scout John Summerville and Troop 84 leader Curtis Summerville. Laria Summerville helped Joseph pick out flowers and plant them in the containers. McAdory High School Agriscience Lee Sledge Champion donated the ferns for the flower planters. The two benches and two flower pots were donated to the Bessemer Hall of History Museum on June 20, 2020. Museum President Luellen Nagle received them.
Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable by the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts Of America. The Eagle Scout rank was introduced in 1911. Only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank. The requirements to receive the prestigious rank are the Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges demonstrate Scout Spirit an attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. The Scout must also complete a community service project. Eagle Scouts are presented with a badge and a medal that distinguishes them for their accomplishments as a Scout.