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The Trail to Eagle


Earning the rank of Eagle Scout through Boy Scouts of America is the highest honor a scout can achieve. Since its inception in 1912, over 2.5 million young men have earned this award. An Eagle Scout must first reach the level of Life Scout before being eligible to fulfill the requirements it takes to earn the rank of Eagle. Three Mercy Parishioners have recently completed the required prerequisites and achieved this honorable title.

At this year’s ceremony, a special guest addressed the scouts via zoom. Our Lady of Mercy Church Sacristan and the fourth Eagle Scout (1064) from Troop 12, Mr. Fred Gwin gave the Eagle Charge and Oath.

Bryce Michael DiVincenti

Bryce is currently at LSU studying Management with an emphasis in Strategic Leadership. His passion for music becomes stronger each day. He is a multi-instrumentalist and you can hear him playing his guitar, bass guitar, drums, organ or keyboard every day. Yes, these are all crammed in his room!   

Eagle Scout Project
Bryce’s project was the beautification and cleaning of a local nursing home.  He pressure-washed and striped the parking lot, sanded and painted the handrails, and general yard clean up.

Zachary Bennett Lindrew

Zachary is pursuing his passion for music by attending Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Audio Production.  He has also continued his enjoyment of the outdoors by lobster diving in the Florida Keys.  He has been camping, hiking, and climbing in the San Rafael Swell in Utah.

Eagle Scout Project
Zachary’s project was clearing and mapping hiking trails at Waddill Wildlife Refuge.

Alan Louis Thurmon, II

Louis is currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering at LSU and remains interested in mountain and gravel biking.  He did a 350 mile off-road bike tour with his dad in June from Washington DC to Pittsburgh.

Eagle Scout Project
Louis’s project was leading a group that redid the landscaping work for a retirement community.

Roland-Michael Toups, II

Roland is currently attending LSU and studying Finance.  In the last year of high school, he was selected to participate in the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy and spent a year studying about starting companies.

Eagle Scout Project
Roland’s project was to build a modular community garden and develop a small tract of land with it in an under-served community.


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