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Project of the Year Award Clements Graduate Earns Eagle Scout


Garrett Hermes’ award-winning Scout project is a wooden foot bridge over a low drainage area at Parks Youth Ranch.

Garrett Hermes’ award-winning Scout project is a wooden foot bridge over a low drainage area at Parks Youth Ranch.

Garrett Hermes Of Troop 731 Tops More Than1,100 Other Eagle Scouts For The Honor

Garrett Hermes

Garrett Hermes

Garrett Hermes, an Eagle Scout from Troop 731 in Sugar Land, a recent graduate of Clements High School, and son of Keith and Jana Hermes of Sugar Land, has been selected as the Sam Houston Area Council winner of the Eagle Scout Class of the 2017 Glen A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Project of the Year Award. Over 1,100 Scouts earned Eagle Rank last year in the Sam Houston Area Council, comprised of 16 counties in Southeastern Texas.

The National Eagle Scout Association established the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award to recognize valuable service of an exceptional nature by a Scout to a religious institution, a school, community, or other entity. The award recognizes the Scout for his Eagle Scout service project, which is part of the many requirements for earning the Eagle Scout Award.

Each local Council chooses a council-level winner, and from that pool, each region will pick a region-level winner. A national winner then will be selected from the four regional finalists.

Garrett’s project consisted of design and construction of a 4-foot-wide, 50-foot-long wood foot bridge over a low drainage area at Parks Youth Ranch that now allows the Ranch’s teenage residents all-weather access to two stocked ponds on the property. Parks Youth Ranch is located in Fort Bend County and provides residency and support for abused, at-risk, and homeless children from ages 7-17 who have suffered abuse or are in a state of crisis.

Troop 731 is chartered by the Exchange Club of Sugar Land, and is a part of Thunder Wolf District, Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.


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