Mike Hughes earns Eagle
Michael Dean Hughes, Jr. is receiving his Eagle Scout Award today, Feb. 10, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Presenting the award is Scoutmaster Henry Trexler of Troop 443.
Mike joined Cub Scout Pack 443 as a Tiger Cub in 2005, earned his God and Me in 2008, God and Family in 2009, and his Arrow of Light, the highest rank in Cub Scouting, in February of 2010.
Mike joined Boy Scout Troop 443 in March of 2010 and achieved the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class in 2010, and Star and Life Scout in 2011. He received his Eagle Scout rank Nov. 27, 2012.
He currently serves as Chaplain Aid for the Patrol and has also held leadership positions as Patrol Leader and Quartermaster. He earned 26 merit badges.
Special awards include the 50 Miler Award, the Alexandria, Va., Historic Trail Award, Arlington National Cemetery Historic Trail Award, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Mt. Vernon Historic Trail Award, National Centennial Trail of Freedom Award, National Centennial Washington-Lee Trail Award, the PresidentÕs Historic Trail Award, the National Patrol Award 2010, 2011 and 2012, Scout Spirit Award 2011, Patrol of the Year Award 2010, and Junior Leadership Training 2010. He was elected to the Order of the Arrow in February 2012 and completed the Order of the Arrow Ordeal in March. Mike attended the 100-year celebration of Boy Scouting at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.
Mike is an eighth-grader at Salisbury Academy. He plays soccer and basketball and received Honorable Mention on the National Spanish Exam. He also received Duke TIP recognition.
For his Eagle Scout project, Mike constructed a basketball court for homeless children at the Eagle’s Nest Transitional Housing at Rowan Helping Ministries.
Mike is the son of Michael and Cecelia Hughes of Salisbury. His grandparents are Arthur Fields, Pat Hughes and Eric Hughes.