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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. 

 

Spencer Heitman

Spencer is the son of Terri and Tim Heitman. He is a graduate of Catholic High School and is planning on attending Ole Miss in the Fall where he plans to major in Public Policy Leadership. He has been involved in the Our Lady of Mercy scouting program since he was a Tiger Cub. Since crossing over to Boy Scouts he has served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and has attended several summer and winter camp sessions.  

Eagle Scout Project
Spencer’s project included the dismantling and complete reconstruction of the raised planting beds at a local assisted living facility. In addition to rebuilding the existing raised beds, he modified the design to allow for ADA compliance. He coordinated with the management of the facility to get funding for the project and recruited many fellow scouts and their dads to help with the construction. To complete the project, the old planters were pulled up and discarded, the planters were constructed and then put in place for use.

 

Kylle Poiencot

Kylle is the son of Daphne Broussard and Kelly Poiencot. He is a graduate of Catholic High School and is planning on attending either LSU or FSU where he plans to major in Film Studies. He has been involved in the Our Lady of Mercy scouting program since he was a Tiger Cub. Since crossing over to Boy Scouts, he has served as Troop Bugler, Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader, and has attended several summer and winter camp sessions.  

Eagle Scout Project
Kylle’s project involved replacing the Stations of the Cross in the Our Lady of Mercy Meditation Garden. This included the dismantling and complete reconstruction of each station house, cleaning and polishing each statuary, and replacing the station numbers. He coordinated with the Church Office to get funding for the project and recruited many fellow scouts and their dads. To complete the project, the existing houses and post were removed and discarded, new houses were constructed and post put in the ground.

 

Philip Tullier

Philip is the son of Renee and Patrick Tullier. He is a graduate of Catholic High School and is planning on attending LSU in the Fall. He has been involved in the Our Lady of Mercy scouting program since he was a Tiger Cub. Since crossing over to Boy Scouts, he has served as Troop Quartermaster, Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. He has also attended several summer and winter camp sessions.

Eagle Scout Project
Philip’s project included the refurbishing of several benches located around the fishing ponds at Waddill Wildlife Refuge. The existing wood on the benches needed to be replaced and the metal frame work needed to be repainted. He coordinated with the management of the refuge to get funding for the project and recruited many fellow scouts, their dads, and even family members. To complete the project, the old wood was removed and discarded, the frames were wire brushed and repainted, and new wood was placed on the benches.

 

 

 

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