The Johns Creek City Council on Monday recognized Robert Warren of Troop 629 and Chandler St. John and Andrew Lockwood of Troop 2000 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Warren completed his community service project by leading a volunteer team in collecting, cleaning and repairing 62 bicycles for the Bethany Christian Services Foster Care Program in Atlanta. St. John completed his community service project by raising funds for and planting trees and flowers at Canine Assistants, an organization that trains service dogs to help people with disabilities. Lockwood completed his project by creating an outdoor atrium at Taylor Road Middle School.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Jagadeesh Movva, William Peter Johns obtain Eagle Scout rank.
The Johns Creek City Council on Monday recognized Jagadeesh Movva of Troop 3143 and William Peter Johns of Troop 629 for joining the Eagle Scout ranks. Movva completed his community service project by enhancing the wildlife habitat at the NE/Spruill Oaks Library. He extended and widened the stone walkway that surrounds the library, built a storage bench and platform for the birdfeeder, and planted trees and shrubbery. Johns completed his project by leading a team of volunteers in constructing a bench and pergola at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell and also planted an assortment of flowers.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
City Council hears report on value of Eagle Scout projects in Johns Creek.
Eagle Scouts have contributed at least $160,000 in projects in Johns Creek since the city's formation six years ago. The Johns Creek City Council on Monday heard a report on the scope of volunteer projects by Eagle Scouts, who fundraise all expenses. Grant Hickey, communications director for the city, presented the report to the council at its Monday work session. According to the report, 152 projects have been completed since 2006, "that we're actually aware of," said Hickey. "We believe this is just a portion of projects across the city." Council member Brad Raffensperger also pointed out that Scouts are often able to get project materials donated, so the value likely exceeds the $159,970 cited in the report. Hickey agreed, saying the …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Three Scouts honored at ceremony at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church.
Three Scouts from Johns Creek Troop 2000 were recognized on Saturday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Cody Newman, Kyle Johnston and Chad Rush were honored at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church. While there are many prerequisites before someone can earn the rank of Eagle Scout, perhaps the most difficult is the Eagle project itself. This requires months of planing and development, including written proposals and fundraising. Newman's project was at the Orr Cemetery, where he cleaned the cemetery and the gravestones, rebuilt the retaining wall and painted the fence. Johnston cleaned the cemetery near the Presbyterian Church, where he built benches, cleaned up the yard and cleaned the gravestones. Rush chose a different approach for…