Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Samuel Christian Lakey, 17, will receive his Eagle Scout award, today, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Liberty United Methodist Church of Gold Hill. His Former Scoutmaster, Tony Waller and Current Scoutmaster, Mike Rowell will make the presentation.
Starting as a Tiger Scout at Union Lutheran Church, he eventually acquired the highest award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light.  As a Boy Scout in Troop 333, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, he earned 37 merit badges and received membership into the Order of the Arrow. He served as Senior Patrol Leader, Den Chief, Librarian & Scribe. Along with other members of Troop 333, he participated in the National Scouting Jamboree at Fort AP Hill and has worked on numerous service projects in our community.
A Junior at East Rowan High School, Sam is a member of the National Honor Society, he has been a member of the East Rowan Rifle team for three years and serves as the Rifle team commander. His rank in JROTC is Cadet Second Lieutenant.
Sam is an active member of Liberty United Methodist Church of Gold Hill, where he has been an active part of the Praise band and participates in the Youth Sunday school class.
Sam was recently nominated & selected as a member on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, where he will serve as a junior representative for a two year term.
For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Sam planned and led a team of scouts and other volunteers in erecting a Flag pole in honor of all United States Veterans. Sam acknowledges his church members, scouts, family & friends for their consultation, donations of time & money that supported the efforts of everyone who volunteered on this project.
Sam is the son of Jon & Marti Lakey of Salisbury. His grandparents are Nick & Jeanette Fields of Asheboro & James Lakey and the late Nancy Lakey of Winston-Salem.