Eagle Rising in Columbia


Pierce Brooks became an Eagle Scout, May 4, with all the pomp and ceremony befitting a young person who has accomplished so much and done so well. He began his scouting journey in 2004 when he became a Cub Scout in Pack 618 at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia, Md. While in the Cub Scouts, he enjoyed numerous camping trips and Pinewood Derbies. In the spring of 2007, Lester Bain welcomed Pierce into the Troop.

Pierce held positions from scribe to assistant senior troop leader and taught classes for younger scouts. From whitewater rafting to skiing, he experienced every aspect of scouting. Through many of these opportunities, Pierce was able to earn merit badges. Once he achieved the 21 merit badge requirement he began the final stage in Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle.

For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Pierce designed and constructed a 10x5x8 wood kiosk at the Centennial Park boat loading dock. Pierce led a team of fellow scouts and adult leaders in completing the project in June 2013. The kiosk, built with quality, survived the brutal winter and is in great shape for the current boating season.

The 17-year-old is currently a student at Wilde Lake High School and intends to major in business administration at Wesley College after graduation. He and his family attend Mt. Pisgah AME in Columbia.

Eagle Rising in Columbia

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