CLAYTON – An Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held on October 22, for Michael James Blake II. Michael was presented with an Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award from Carry-on Detachment 1236 Senior Vice Commandant Jimmie George.
Michael officially joined Cub Scout in 2012 as a Cub Scout in Pack 57, charted by Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Clayton. Michael completed his Webelos and Arrow of Light with Pack 57 in 2015 and crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 57, charted by the same church on February 22, 2015.
Later, Michael joined Boy Scout Troop 210, charted by Providence Presbyterian Church in Angier, where he flourished in Scouting as he served in various roles like Scribe, Quartermaster, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Patrol Leader.
In the wake of the pandemic, for Michael’s Eagle Scout project, he and a team of volunteers created a community garden and made patio benches for the Benson Center for Active Aging in Benson. Michael’s hope for the project is that it will continue to provide members of the community with a safe and beautiful outdoor space in which to decompress and destress by enjoying nature, socializing with family and friends, and by carry-on with community activities with the option of social distancing.
Michael is a graduate of Wake Christian Academy, where he served as the captain of the football team and a member of its concert band. Michael loves weightlifting, playing musical instruments and learning about fossils. He is studying Biology at Barton College and aspires to become a Paleontologist.
Michael is the son of Michael and Charlotte Blake.