Chance Johnson did it! He achieved his Eagle Award through BSA one week before his 18th birthday. Scouting has been his focus since elementary school. He liked to challenge himself, and scouting gave him a great way to socialize with his peers, venture out into the great outdoors and work towards a goal that only a small percentage can say they completed. He worked through Gwinnett County Park & Rec Department to see what their need was, and Chance coordinated 10 birdhouses on the Bethesda Park property. Five birdhouses can be seen on the backside of the aquatics center and the other five are next to the pond. When choosing your next exercise destination, see the new addition to the park and know it was completed by your neighbors working to support Chance’s goal.
Accomplishing the award is one vital piece but the experiences in the process will be forever in his memory. Some of the great trips included a mile swim at Camp Rainy Mountain, picking up donations for our homeless through TABLE Ministries, riding a ferry to Cumberland Island, hiking at Cloudland Canyon and many more. Scouting uses the EDGE method of learning which is to Explain, Demonstrate, Guide and Enable in a boy-led troop. Troop 506 in Snellville meets at Cannon United Methodist Church. Some of the leaders from T506 have also organized a separate Troop 5506 that is a girls scout troop. Whether you have a boy or girl, if they want to learn and challenge themselves, this is a great way to learn life skills and experience great adventures with their peers.
Congratulations Chance! We know you will share your skills with others, and we wish you the best of luck with your Mechanical Engineering in College.