An Eagle Scout Ceremony was held on June 20th at Camp Tuscarora near Four Oaks for Eagle Scout Kristian Chandler from Boy Scout Troop 24 of Clayton.
Throughout his Scouting career, Kristian achieved over 50 merit badges, completed over 200 nights of camping, and held numerous leadership positions to include President of the Venture Scouts Officers Association and Chapter Vice Chief of the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.
Kristian holds a strong faith in God and Country and has earned two religious awards. He is a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Clayton and actively participates in Scouting religious services while away at camp, setting an example for younger Scouts to follow.
For his Eagle Scout project, Kristian led a large workforce for 207-man hours in demolishing the landscape entrance to the Clayton Civitan building and leading 30 young Scouts and adults in the use of axes, saws, picks, shovels, tractors and other machinery to prepare a fresh new design. In addition, a gravel pad with two seating areas was designed, built and installed with lighting.
During his Eagle Scout Ceremony, Kristian was presented with the Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award from the Johnston County Marine Corps League Carry-On Detachment #1236 Eagle Scout Coordinator Lewis W. Rice III (left) and the Marine Corps League Department of North Carolina Assistant Eagle Scout Coordinator Devell “Bull” Durham Jr. (right).
Kristian is the son of Jim and Yngvild Chandler. He is currently a sophomore at NC State University and is pursuing a degree in Forest Management.