Farmer awarded Eagle Scout rank
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Feb 02, 2011 | 1887 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thomas Farmer III was awarded the Boy Scouts of America's highest award, Eagle Scout.

On Oct. 17, 2010, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Cartersville, a National Eagle Scout Court of Honor was convened to award the Eagle Scout rank to Farmer. Speakers who spoke of his involvement in his school, church and in scouting were Paige Lochridge, former principal, representing Excel Christian Academy; Jonathan Tipper, student pastor, representing Tabernacle Baptist Church; and Andrew Tonsmeire, assistant Scoutmaster, representing Troop 15.

The program included Boy Scouts from Troop 15. Serving as an honor guard were John Williams, Jeff Williams, Trent Johnson, Zachary Tonsmeire, Alston Roberson, Dawson Mion and Nick Terry. Longtime friend, Brock Hufstetler, gave the opening invocation. Tom Roberson, NWGA BSA Council Commissioner, convened the Court of Honor. Jeremy Digsby, middle school pastor at Tabernacle, gave the closing prayer. A reception in Farmer's honor was given in the Family Life Center after the ceremony. He is the son of Tom and Cindy Farmer and brother to Cathryn Farmer.

The Eagle Scout rank is obtained by less than 4 percent of boys entering into the Boy Scout program. A requirement for the rank is a civic service project; Farmer revitalized the planter box and retaining walls that surround the tennis complex clubhouse at Dellinger Park in Cartersville. With help from friends, family and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 15, he organized and raised all the funds necessary to replace the landscape timbers with a stacked stonewall and provided new shrubbery and mulch for the planter box.