Saturday, August 13, 2022

Four Batesville Boy Scouts Promoted to Eagle

Last weekend, four Boy Scouts earned the rank of Eagle at the Batesville Indian Mounds.

From left, Jivantae Key, Nathan Colley, Scoutmaster Jim Witten, Ryan Darby and Lyndon Meng at the Batesville Indian Mounds. / Photo submitted
From left, Jivantae Key, Nathan Colley, Scoutmaster Jim Witten, Ryan Darby and Lyndon Meng at the Batesville Indian Mounds. / Photo submitted

Jivantae Key, Nathan Colley, Ryan Darby and Lyndon Meng, led by Scoutmaster Jim Witten of Troop 478, camped in the mounds and were the first scout troop allowed to do so. The trip concluded with a pow wow ceremony where the four new Eagles were honored.
This past Saturday, the troop camped at the Batesville Indian Mounds and we the first allowed to do so and concluded their events that day with a Pow Wow Ceremony. This was a huge honor for them, and they will officially receive the rank at their Court of Honor.
The wooded habitat and five ceremonial earthen mounds built by the earliest Panola Countians, Native Americans of the Woodland period, are located on property beside the Tallahatchie River, across the railroad tracks from the Harmon Industrial Park on Highway 35 North.
Here’s a video of part of their experience over the weekend:

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