GRAYLING – Grayling Scout Troop # 979 announced it has a pair of new eagle scouts: Abigail Wakeley and Jacob Carnes. Both are 17-year-old graduates of Grayling High School.
Wakeley is the first female eagle scout for the troop. She earned a total of 22 merit badges and for her Eagle project, she organized a donation drive for the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter, raising over $500 and multiple physical donations.
After working her second summer at Cole Canoe Base (scout summer camp), Wakeley plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study zoology.
Carnes has enlisted in the US Army. He has earned 28 merit badges and his Eagle project was to build a shelving system for the Grayling Township offices to help them organize their storage area.
Requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout include earning a minimum of 21 merit badges in a variety of disciplines such as citizenship, cooking, swimming, fitness and personal management. They must also perform a minimum of 12 hours of community service and lead their own community service project. They also must serve at least 16 months in a troop leadership position.