Yoakum Boy Scout attains Eagle Scout rank
Sept. 2, 2015 at 11:09 p.m.
John-Michael Townsend, a 16-year-old homeschooler, attained the Eagle Scout Rank.
On his path to Eagle Scout, John-Michael has attained Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow and now holds the position of Lodge Secretary. He is an instructor for his troop. John-Michael has attended seven summer camps, four winter camps, three Merit Badge Universities, earned 103 of the potential 134 merit badges, hiked 175 miles, camped 127 nights, spent 11 days hiking at Philmont Scout Ranch, and completed 212 hours of service to others. John-Michael also completed 12 additional Boy Scouts of America awards including the National Outdoor Awards, the 50 Miler, the Historic Trails Award, and the Ad Altare Dei religious award. John-Michael's Eagle Scout project was to refurbish the pews of St. Theresa's Catholic Church. Over a span of two weekends, the members of his troop helped sand, clean and lacquer the 44 pews in his small town church. The project took approximately 340 hours to complete. He was awarded the rank of Eagle on May 27.
John-Michael is the son of Michael and Diane Townsend and the grandson of Anna Meyer, of Yoakum.