Photo courtesy of Michael J. Holt.
Bennett Clarke recently received his Eagle Scout ranking.
Hoover High School sophomore Bennett Clarke recently received the highest achievement awarded by the Boy Scouts of America. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 13, and a Court of Honor was held in recognition of his accomplishments on Oct. 11.
Clarke is a member of Troop 23 in Hoover. He is also part of the 6 percent of Scouts who eventually attain the rank of Eagle Scout, according to Scoutmaster Ted Moyer.
To attain the Eagle Scout ranking, Clarke had to earn 21 merit badges, serve in a position of leadership, and plan, organize and manage others in a service project. Clarke surpassed some of these requirements, earning 42 merit badges, completing National Youth Leadership Training and serving as senior patrol leader, historian and patrol leader.
Clarke’s service project included the installation of a 20-foot flagpole and dusk-to-dawn lighting at the entrance of Discovery United Methodist Church. He also built a new outdoor wooden cross for the church.
Clarke is the son of Hoover residents Harry and Ann Clarke. He is a member of Riverchase United Methodist Church and is in the percussion section, marches in the drumline and plays lacross for Hoover High School.
- Submitted by Michael J. Holt