Emory brothers earn Eagle Scout awards on July 4
Brock Emory, 17, and Luke Tyler Emory, 16, received their Eagle Scout awards on July 4 in Ellenboro.
The awards were presented by Tommy Tisdale, Scoutmaster of Ellenboro Troop 126.The Emory brothers began as Cub Scouts, advancing through the ranks of Wolf, Bear and Webelos. They earned the Arrow of Light.
The Emory brothers both held the positions of patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. They were elected to the Order of the Arrow.
The boys attended the National Jamboree with President George W. Bush. They attended Philmont in New Mexico and Sea Base in the Florida Keys. Next summer, they will go to the Northern Tier, Minnesota/Canada.
For Luke’s Eagle project, he led 16 volunteers in making a walking/driving trail at Corinth Baptist Church. The Heartbeat Pregnancy Center holds its annual “Walk For Life” on this trail as its biggest fundraiser.
For Brock’s Eagle project, he led 12 volunteers in making a landscaped garden with seating and plants around the walking trail at Corinth Baptist Church.
Brock is a rising senior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, Colorado Springs, Colo. He is active in football and track.
Luke is a rising junior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, where he is active in wrestling.
Their parents are Lyn and Lorraine Emory of Colorado. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Tony Harrison of Lexington, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith of Gold Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Emory of Lancaster, S.C.