Johnston receives rank of Eagle Scout

A longtime Boy Scout from Stinnett has received the rank of Eagle Scout.Jerrod Johnston, son of Jim and Judy Johnston, received this honor during the Eagle Scout Court of Honor last Saturday. He is the first scout from Troop 592 of Stinnett to earn the Eagle Scout rank since the troop was restarted in 2001 by Scout Master Billy Murphy. According to the records at the Boy Scouts of America Golden Spread Council, the last Eagle Scout from Troop 592 was Robert Pinkerton in April of 1997.Johnston’s scouting career began in 2001 by joining Cub Scout Pack 592. His Cub Scout Master was Murphy and the Assistant Cub Scout Master was Jobe Allen.He went all the way through Cub Scouts as a Tiger, Bear, Wolf, and Webelos. He earned his Arrow of Light on Oct. 21, 2005.Johnston bridged into Boy Scouts and earned the following ranks:Scout....Jan. 1, 2007Tenderfoot....Jan. 20, 2007Second Class.....Feb. 1, 2007First Class.....March 1, 2007Star.........April 30, 2008Life........April 6, 2009Eagle......August 22, 2012Leaders were Murphy, Scout Master Troop 592, and Allen, Assistant Scout Master.Johnston’s Eagle Service Project was the refurbishment of the Historical McCormick House in Stinnett. Jerrod acquired the funding to have the roof replaced in phase one. Phase two was scraping and sanding of all trim and doors. Finally, two coats of primer and paint were needed to complete the project.The Eagle Scout Board of Review was Robert Hamlin, Bob Thompson, Bobby Mack, and Michelle Easley.