Worthington’s Eagle project benefits CHCHC and the ‘reach out and read’ efforts
Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 23, 2016
Loftin Worthington, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 41, has completed his Eagle Scout Project, which is required for advancement to the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement rank in the Boy Scout Program of the Boy Scouts of America.
Loftin’s Eagle Scout Project was the designed in conjunction with the “Reach Out and Read” program at the Charles Henderson Child Health Center.
“I wanted to do something to help out at the Child Health Center and something that would be a part of the ‘Reach Out and Read’ program.
“With the help of other Scouts, I built a Little Free Library Exchange. Visitors to the Charles Henderson Child Health Center can ‘leave a book and take a book’ at the Little Free Library Exchange.”
Loftin spoke to the Troy Rotary Club about his Eagle Scout project and the club agreed to donate a bench to his Eagle Scout project.
“Other Scouts in Troy 41 helped me assemble and cement the bench and I helped cement another Rotary bench as a thank-you,” Loftin said.
Loftin and other Scouts cleaned out the flowerbeds around the child health center and put down garden soil, planted new plants and put down mulch.
Loftin is nearing completion of the requirements for the rank of Eagle. When completed, Scouting’s highest award for Scouts will be presented at a ceremony with the members of Boy Scout Troop 41 and Scoutmaster Dr. David Runyon and Loftin’s dad, Jack Worthington, assistant troop leader, participating.
“What I have enjoyed most about Scouting are hiking and the camping trips and learning to do so many different things through merit badge work,” Loftin said. “I’ve been to several Scout camps, like Camp Alaflo and the spring and fall camporees. But my favorite camp is Rendezvous. I go there every year and will probably keep going after I reach Eagle.”
Loftin has been a member of the Scouting program since sixth grade. He has worked his way up through the ranks with the goal of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Loftin is also a member of the Order of the Arrow, the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a tenth-grader at Charles Henderson High School.