2015-08-05 / Front Page

A step toward Eagle Scout

by Terry Toole


Holden Sheffield (center) presents his Eagle Scout Service Project to the Miller County Agriculture Center, (L-R) Glen Sheffield Jr., Trent Clenney, Brock Ward and Jarrot Mock. Holden Sheffield (center) presents his Eagle Scout Service Project to the Miller County Agriculture Center, (L-R) Glen Sheffield Jr., Trent Clenney, Brock Ward and Jarrot Mock. Holden Sheffield of Boy Scouts of America Troop 316, Colquitt, completed his Eagle Scout Service Project.

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Holden presented his project to the Miller County Agriculture Center for the use of the Miller County Hog Show and Miller County Cattle Show participants of the future.

The Boy Scout of America Eagle Scout Service Project is the culmination of the Eagle Scout candidate’s leadership training.

While a Life Scout, a Scout must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project to any religious institution, school, or community and direct the project to its completion.

Holden chose the Miller County Agriculture Center as the recipient of his project. The heavy steel cabinets were presented by Holden to Miller County Extension Agent, Brock Ward, Trent Clenny (Miller County Cattle Show Team member), Jarrot Mock (Miller County Hog Show Team member) as proud Scout Leader, Glen Sheffield Jr. looks on.

Holden contacted County Extension Agent, Brock Ward, with his idea of creating steel cabinets for the Cattle and Hog Show Teams to use for storage of supplies used in the local livestock shows.

Life Scout Sheffield gathered the materials for the project, with donations from Creek Construction of Leesburg, Moore’s Ace Hardware of Colquitt, and family members, before leading a workforce of his Boy Scout Troop 316 to complete the task of restoring used industrial electrical cabinets for the Livestock Show Teams to use. Many, many hours of planning, organizing and physical work, learned through the years of Boy Scouts of America leadership training, made a project such as this successful.

Completion of this project puts Holden one step closer to receiving the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scout of America’s highest rank attainable. This rank is held by only 2% of all Scouts.

The people of Miller County thank Holden Sheffield for the project that will be used by many youth for many years and offer congratulations for his work at becoming an Eagle Scout by helping others.

Holden is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sheffield Jr. and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sheffield Sr. and David Lovering and Linda Lovering.

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