Gatlinburg Boy Scout Troop 111 is pleased to announce the promotion of three scouts to the rank of Eagle in a Court of Honor held January 27th at the Clarion Hotel in Gatlinburg. The ceremony featured a visit from America, one of the eagles from the American Eagle Foundation, as well as a stirring rendition of God Bless America from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School student Julia Cecere.
The three scouts who earned the honor of Eagle Scout were Dryse Bible, son of Kathy and Terry Williams and Doug Bible; Woods Hippensteal, son of Lisa and Vern Hippensteal; and Forrest Gray, son of Nancy and David Gray.
All three scouts, seniors at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, completed Eagle projects that were of great significance to the community. The scouts expressed their appreciation to the many people who helped them complete their individual projects. They received tremendous support and encouragement from all areas of the community throughout their endeavors.
Forrest Gray’s project was to provide a smoke alarm to each child, grades K-12 in the Gatlinburg area, including Caton’s Chapel, Pittman Center, and Pi Beta Phi Elementary Schools and Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. In addition, he provided fire alarms to Gatlinburg Day Care centers for distribution as well. His project centered on fire safety awareness by increasing the number of homes with personal fire alarms.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.