PROSPERITY — John Brock Franklin received his Eagle Scout award during a Court of Honor ceremony held Oct. 30 at Stoney Hill Community Center.
Franklin, 18, is the son of Stephanie Sheeley Franklin and Gus Franklin III and a member of Boy Scout Troop 316, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Mike Cousins.
Franklin, a senior at Mid-Carolina High School, began his scouting career as a Tiger Cub with Pack 400 in 2005 and continued through Cub Scouting to achieve the highest award, the Arrow of Light.
As a member of Troop 316, Franklin has held several leadership positions including instructor, assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader and junior assistant scoutmaster. He has earned 32 merit badges. He went through the Order of the Arrow and is a member of the Atta Kulla Kulla lodge 185.
Franklin has spent a week each summer for the last five years at Camp Old Indian.
For his Eagle Scout service project, Franklin installed two roadside grills at Camp Kinard in Leesville. He developed a project proposal and plan then completed the work and project report. Under his direction, scouts and adult volunteers completed the project that took more than 40 hours.