Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2011

Carmichael Eagle Award

Patrick Spencer Carmichael, 17, of Salisbury, received his Eagle Scout Award Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The award was presented by Alfred Wilson, Scoutmaster of Troop 448, Jack Kepley, Scoutmaster Emeritus, and Wayne Sasser, Assistant Scoutmaster.
Spencer joined Cub Scout Pack 448 in October 1998.  Over the next five years he earned the Tiger, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear and Webelos badges. In April 2002, he earned his Parvuli Dei, Cub Scouting’s Catholic religious award. In February 2004, he obtained the highest rank in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light award.
In February 2004, Spencer crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 448 and went on to hold the following positions in the troop: Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. Most recently he has been the troop’s newsletter editor.
In April 2005, Spencer was tapped out for Order of the Arrow. He earned his Ad Altare Dei in May 2007, the Boy Scout’s Catholic religious award. Spencer traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch for two weeks in June 2007; has camped out 78 nights; and hiked over 200 miles. He has earned a total of 22 Merit Badges.
For his Eagle Project, Spencer designed and supervised the creation of a Stations of the Cross garden at his church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The project included over 160 service hours contributed by Scouts and adults.
The son of David and Karen Carmichael of Salisbury, Spencer graduated from Salisbury High School June 2011. He will attend Appalachian State University next year.