Whitman Morse Rowland, son of Herron and Cynthia Rowland of Oxford, is the latest in a large number of Oxford Boy Scouts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
At a ceremony held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Whitman, 17, a junior at Oxford High School and a member of Troop 45, told the large crowd he was inspired to work to become an Eagle Scout when he saw Sam Morgan of Oxford earn his Eagle Award seven years ago.
“I knew I wanted to be an Eagle when Sam got his Eagle,” he said.
Sam, now a freshman at Ole Miss, and his father, John Morgan, along with Whitman’s father and mother, encouraged Whitman to accept the Eagle challenge. He earned 21 merit badges and, for his Eagle Project, constructed six much-needed trash barrel holders for Oxford High School.
Oxford is responsible for many of the Eagle Scout awards made annually by the Yocona Area Council. Troop 45 Scout Master Rob Freedman presided over ceremonies.
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