77 Eagle Scouts Honored; Three Receive Silver Beaver Award.

January 2010

Compton, Joyner and Lamb Receive Silver Beaver Awards

The Tuscarora Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor some of its top Scouts and volunteers during its 87th annual awards presentation. The event, which will be held Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston County Community College, begins at 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $8 each ($15 after Jan. 29) and must be purchased from the Tuscarora Council’s office by February 2. Call (919) 734-1714 or go to  www.bsanc.org for details.

Eagle Scout Honors
Seventy-seven young men from the council attained the rank of Eagle Scout during 2009. These young men earned the highest advancement rank in Scouting by fulfilling requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. Only five percent of all Scouts become Eagle Scouts.
Through their projects, more than 10,000 hours of community service were donated throughout Duplin, Johnston, Sampson and Wayne counties. Projects included landscaping, cemetery clean-ups, playground improvements, toy drives and wildlife preservation.

Silver Beaver Award Recipients
The council will also honor three outstanding volunteers with highest award it can present locally,the Silver Beaver Award. The award, which is based on peer nominations, honors adult volunteers for their service to youth. Recipients are John Compton III, William Joyner and Doug Lamb. 

About John Compton, III (Wayne County)
• As a youth, attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
• Currently serves as an assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 11 and a district commissioner for Torhunta (Wayne County) District
• Has served in numerous other Scouting roles such as Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, unit commissioner and instructor. Currently serves as the committee chairman for Cub Scout Pack 11 and an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 11.
• Also earned Scouting’s James E. West Fellowship and District Award of Merit.
• Employed by Goldsboro Milling

His community service includes:
• Volunteer with LaGrange Rescue Squad
• Member and deacon of Madison Avenue Baptist Church of Goldsboro
• Former board member of the American Red Cross
• Volunteer at Way ne Country Day School

William Joyner, Sr. (Wayne County)
• Got involved with Scouting in 1990 with his son.
• 18 Scouts from his troop, Troop 10, attained the rank of Eagle Scout
• Has served in numerous other Scouting roles such Scoutmaster, district committee member and troop committee member. Currently serves on the district’s advancement and camping committees.
• Served as an advisor on the Survival Club Explorer Post
• Employed by Weil Enterprises

His community service includes:
• Member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Grifton, NC
• Former volunteer with Mar-Mac community ballpark

About Doug Lamb (Duplin County)
• As a youth, attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
• Served in numerous other Scouting roles such as den leader, pack trainer and medical staff. Currently serves as the Scoutmaster of Troop 47.
• Employed as a physician assistant at Goshen Medical Center in Beulaville, NC

His community service includes:
• Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
• Member of the Society of Physician Assistants in Pediatrics