On Saturday, December 15th an Eagle Scout Ceremony was held for Ryan Joseph Compton at Oakland Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
During his ceremony Ryan was presented an Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award from Eagle Scout Coordinator Lewis W. Rice III of the Johnston County Marine Corps League Carry-On Detachment 1236 (left) and the Assistant Eagle Scout Coordinator Devell “Bull” Durham Jr. of the Marine Corps League Department of North Carolina (right).
Ryan is the son of Jeff and Vanessa Compton of Garner. He joined Cub Scout Pack 33 as a Bobcat in 2010 and earned his Heavy Shoulder Award and Arrow of Light Award before crossing over into Boy Scout Troop 33 of Clayton in 2013.
Ryan was “Tapped Out” for membership into the Order of the Arrow (the Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America) in the Nayawin Rar Lodge in 2015. Currently, Ryan serves as Chaplain’s Aide and is a member of Troop 33’s Leadership Corp.
In 2017, Ryan attended the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree at Summit Betchel Reserve in West Virginia where he met Scouts from all over the Nation and listened to President Trump give a speech. This past summer, he attended BSA’s Florida Sea Base while scuba diving the coral reefs of Key West.
For 2019, he and other Scouts are preparing for the BSA’s Northern Tier in Minnesota where they will canoe 75 to 100 miles and portage several miles in between, testing their endurance and outdoor survival skills.
Ryan is currently a junior at Cleveland High where he is a member of the National Honor Society, school marching band and swim team.
Ryan is a member of Midway Baptist Church of Raleigh where he is a member of the Student Leadership Team and enjoys serving in the Children’s Ministry and attending Refugee (the teen ministry program).
Ryan wanted his Eagle Scout project to benefit his church so on Easter Sunday 2018 he lead a team assembling, staining and erecting three 300-pound crosses for the sunrise service. They can be reused each year for the same purpose.
After graduating from Cleveland, High, Ryan hopes to attend NC State or Liberty University while continuing to do public service work in his community.