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Morgan Robins Whetstone, age 17, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. As a member of Troop 367, he was recognized for his achievement at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on September 28, 2014. Troop 367 is sponsored by Riverchase United Methodist Church and led by Scoutmaster Lee Picard.
On his trail to Eagle Scout, Whetstone completed 30 merit badges, camped 81 nights, hiked 144.3 miles, performed 76 hours of service and held several leadership positions within the troop. His peers also elected him to the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s National Honor Society.
For his Eagle Scout project, Whetstone built and installed benches for historic Bailey Cemetery in Vincent, Alabama, as part of a restoration project sponsored by the Vincent Historical Society.
Whetstone is a senior at Spain Park High School and a member of the National Honor Society, varsity cross country team, varsity track team, several school choirs, and the BEST robotics team. He has received an appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy.
He is the son of Melissa and Greg Whetstone of Hoover.