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Egrits Submission-

September 19, 2007

In a recent Court of Honor ceremony held at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church by Troop 165 of the Boy Scouts of America, Griff Crews received the Eagle Scout Award - the highest honor bestowed in scouting. Crews’ Eagle Scout Court of Honor was combined with the dedication of “Project Rubber Ducky”, his Eagle Scout Service Project. This project involved raising funds for purchasing a covered utility trailer and supplies, working with area citizens and businesses for donations, and providing leadership to build a shower trailer to be used in disaster recovery efforts. The shower trailer will be retained by Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and the church will decide where the trailer is to be sent for aiding disaster victims. Scouts, troop leaders, parents, and church members helped build the trailer under Griff’s leadership and supervision. Griff demonstrated outstanding leadership and service throughout the project from the early fund-raising steps until the shower trailer was completed. Griff opened the trailer and demonstrated all four shower units after the dedication ceremony.

Earning the Eagle Scout award is not an easy task as the scout must advance through the ranks of scouting, as well as plan and conduct an Eagle Scout service project. The project must be challenging to the scout and the scout must involve the troop and demonstrate leadership while doing the project. Griff is the son of Tom and Lynette Crews of Manteo. Troop 165 meets on Monday nights from 7:00 – 8:30 PM and boys aged 11-18 interested in joining the troop should contact Dennis Stewart, Scoutmaster at 473-5632.


Crews family

Griff Crews received the Eagle Scout Award at his Court of Honor ceremony held at Mt Olivet United Methodist Church in Manteo. Griff earned the award as a scout in Troop 165 in Manteo. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest honor that Boys Scouts of America bestows upon scouts. Griff is the son of Tom and Lynette Crews. Dennis Stewart, Scoutmaster of Troop 165, (far left) coordinated the Honor Court.

Griff Crews

Griff Crews - with Project Rubber Ducky after the dedication ceremony.


On behalf of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Men, who were partners in the project, Cam Sellers accepts the keys to Project Rubber Ducky.
Photos by Lisa Stone