Scout receives Eagle honor

Published 10:45 am Sunday, August 12, 2018

Caleb Yarbrough recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest ranking from the Boy Scouts of America.

Yarbrough, son of Ronnie and Lourdes Yarbrough of Norwood, is a rising senior at South Stanly High School and is focused on criminal justice as a major. He is active in football and wrestling.

Yarbrough has received 41 of the 130 merit badges available, with only 21 merit badges required.

Yarbrough was required to complete an Eagle Scout project, his being landscaping at the YMCA Park in Albemarle, which included spreading mulch around the park and placing plants. He received support from fellow troop members, leaders and parents.

Once the project was complete, Yarbrough presented himself before the Troop 82 Committee for a Board of Review. A couple weeks later he presented himself before the BSA Central NC Council Board of Review. He then received his National Eagle Rank from the Boy Scouts of America.

Yarbrough attended a banquet sponsored by Annunciation Catholic Church with approximately 40 friends, family and Scout members present.

Scouting has been a family affair for the Yarbrough family, with Caleb’s older brother Thomas becoming an Eagle Scout a few years back. Caleb’s father was active in the troop as the two boys progressed through their ranks and enjoyed the quality time with the boys.