Troop 24 Eagle Scout Recognized

Eagle Scout Matthew Eslabon from Boy Scout Troop 24 of Clayton has received his Eagle Scout.

Matthew currently holds the leadership position of Junior Assistant Scoutmaster in his scout troop. He has achieved the American Heritage gold award and also earned three Eagle Palms in lieu of earning Scouting’s highest award as an Eagle Scout. Matthew is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America.

For his Eagle Scout project, Matthew installed three flagpoles at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Highway 70 between Smithfield and Clayton that displays the American flag, the State of North Carolina flag, and the Vatican flag. He also led his Troop in building a brick wall monument that took four weekends to erect in front of the church, while using each brick as a fundraiser that St. Ann’s church members could purchase to have it engraved in memory of a loved one.

During his Eagle Scout Ceremony, Matthew (pictured far right) was presented a certificate from Donna White, NC House Representative, and an Eagle Scout Good Citizenship Award from Lewis W. Rice III, Eagle Scout Coordinator with the Johnston County Marine Corps League Carry-On Detachment 1236.

Matthew is currently a freshman at NC State University and pursuing a degree in Human Biology.

He is the son of Manny and Carmela Eslabon of Clayton.