MOUNT VERNON — Alexander Cook was presented with Scouting’s high honor Sunday, Dec. 2, at Mulberry St. United Methodist Church, Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America has announced.
He is the son of Tim and Lori Cook of Fredericktown. Alexander is a member of Troop 339, chartered by First Presbyterian Church. His Scoutmaster is William Shriver.
In order to achieve the rank of Eagle, Alexander had to earn 21 merit badges and show leadership by planning, developing and completing a community service project. For his project, Alexander designed and constructed a stage for Camp Cornish in Knox County.
Alexander attends Mount Vernon High School where he is active in track, received High Scholastic Achievement in Industrial Technology from the Kiwanis Club and is on the Merit Roll.
In addition to Scouting, Alexander is also involved in woodworking, is a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and is a volunteer for Knox County Parks Department.
The rank of Eagle is earned by less than four percent of all youth who join Boy Scouts of America. Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, provides all new Eagle Scouts with a five-year membership in the National Eagle Scout Association in honor of their accomplishments.