Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2011

Canup earns Eagle Scout

Elijah P. Canup, 17, the son of Paul and Crystal Canup of Salisbury, is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, Oct, 9, 2011, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The presentation is being made by Scoutmaster Alfred Wilson, Wayne Sasser and Jack Kepley.
A member of Troop 448, Elijah has earned 25 merit badges and is currently Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. A member of Order of the Arrow, he has received his God and Life award, is a member of the Venture Crew, held various positions in the scout troop, including assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant junior patrol leader and senior patrol leader.
Currently employed at Dan Nicholas Park, Elijah’s Eagle project was providing access to the natural environment of Dunn’s Mountain by opening up and improving a supervised, guided trail system previously not accessible to the public. Recycled plastic benches donated by Duke Energy were also placed in the park.  
He is a first-year student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.