Tifton Gazette


July 2, 2014

Tifton youth receives Eagle Scout award

TIFTON — Christopher M. Bennett, 15, received his Eagle Scout award in a Court of Honor ceremony April 26  at American Legion Post 21 in Tifton.

A member of Troop 321, sponsored by American Legion Post 21, Bennett began his Scouting career in 2005 with Cub Scout Pack 366, which later became Pack 321, where he earned his Arrow of Light. He earned 30 merit badges. For his Eagle Scout service project he planned and built a playground set for the youth at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Alapaha.

He has served his troop in leadership capacities, including patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, chaplain’s assistant, historian and librarian. Chris’ Scouting adventure included camps at Camp Osborne in Sylvester, Camp Rainey Mountain in Clayton, Camp Patten in Lakeland,  and aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, S.C.;  In addition he has attended camp at Kolomoki Mounds State Park  in Blakely. He has participated in white water adventure trips to the Nantahala River in North Carolina and Ocoee River in Tennessee. Bennett has completed national youth leadership training.

He is a freshman at Grace Baptist Christian School in Tifton.

He is the son of Michael and Dawn Bennett and brother of Sarah Bennett of Enigma, and is the grandson of Ronald and Ruth Bennett, of Nashville, and Walt and Shirley Durden of Alapaha.

Text Only
Local News

Local Sports
Police Reports
Your Agenda
AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Business Marquee
Weather Radar
Sen. Chambliss addresses farm bill in Tifton
Riding the Steam Train at Ga. Museum of Agriculture
Nature's Beauty in a Tifton parking lot
Peanut Prices Remain Strong