Golden deeds

Published 7:14 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

There are many good deeds that are accomplished by Boy Scouts wanting to earn their Eagle rank.

Saturday was one example of them.

Trey Walker, the 13-year-old son of Rhonda and Billy Walker, organized the Eagle Trot, which was a 5,000-meter run and a one-mile fun run.

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The event raised approximately $2,400 for the Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, which has among its many needs improving the animal shelter.

More than 130 runners registered to run in the event, and Walker had more than 30 volunteers.

In order for a Scout to obtain the rank of Eagle, one of the steps is to devise, organize and successfully complete a service project.

In the past, the community has benefited from a project to gather blankets and toys for the Red Cross, gather toys for the Shriner’s Club, hold an event to have people donate blood, and a project that cleared and cleaned up a local cemetery.

This weekend’s project was just another example of how good-hearted young men wanting to improve their stature can ultimately improve our community.