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Hill earns Eagle Scout Award, project is GaGa Pit for church

Brendan M. “Mikey” Hill

Brendan M. “Mikey” Hill

Brendan M. “Mikey” Hill, son of Jonathan and Amanda Hill of Rockmart, has achieved Boy Scouting’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout.

Hill, 18, was a member of Boy Scout Troop 301, sponsored by Smyrna United Methodist Church under the leadership

of Scoutmasters Brian Freeman and Eddie Nix. He is now an Assistant Scoutmaster for the troop.

He is also a member of Boy Scout Venturing Crew 301. Hill began his scouting career as a Webelo with Pack 470 and continued through Cub Scouting to achieve the highest award, the Arrow of Light and cross over to Troop 301. As a member of Troop 301, Hill held a variety of troop positions including chaplain aide, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, and quartermaster. He participated in National Youth Leadership Training in 2013. He was inducted into the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge of the Order of the Arrow in 2012 and earned Brotherhood Membership in 2013.

Hill’s Eagle Scout Project included the relocation and restoration of a GaGa Pit for Grace Covenant Church in Dallas. He coordinated a work crew that cleared brush, leveled the area and then relocated and restored the large wooden structure. Under his direction, scouts and adult volunteers completed the project that took more than 160 man-hours.

Hill is employed by HVAC Control Services and is an active member of Grace Covenant Church. His Court of Honor takes place Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Smyrna United Methodist Church.

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