BSA Troop 1000 in Richmond held an Eagle Court of Honor on March 6, 2011 presenting Eagle Scout awards to Patrick Fetterly and Collin Hummel. Patrick is the son of David and Sandy Fetterly of Richmond. Collin is the son of Tracie Holub and Jim Pfeil (stepfather) of Richmond and Stephen Hummel of Wallis.
Patrick and Collin started their journey to Eagle together at Cub Scout Pack 1880 at Frost Elementary. After they both earned their Arrow of Light awards, signifying the completion of Cub Scouts, they joined Boy Scout Troop 1000 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond. Both Collin and Patrick are Brotherhood members of the Order of Arrow.
Patrick’s Eagle Scout project was to prepare a vegetable garden for Frost Elementary. While a member of Troop 1000, Patrick held leadership positions as Patrol Leader (twice), Scribe, Quartermaster (3 times), Order of Arrow Representative (twice) and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.
Patrick had the privilege of attending long term camps in Arkansas (twice), Texas (4 times), Colorado and California with Troop 1000 as well as making back country, high adventure treks to the Canadian Rockies, the Adirondacks and the Cascade Mountains, earning BSA’s 100 Nights Camping Award along the way. He also attended National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, Report to State in Austin and the National Order of Arrow Convention in Indiana.
Collin worked with Paula Bauer of LCISD’s Project Learn to create a reading nook for Project Learn students at the Special Needs Center in Richmond, Texas. Collin wanted Project Learn students to be able to find a place to explore books so he created a learning environment with drawings on the book nook which centered on a medieval theme. Pictures of dragons, fairies, and a castle along with wooden reading shelves where books can be displayed and stored were part of his project.
Project Learn is a family literacy program which assists children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5th grade during the day and at night in homework assistance, tutoring, and age-appropriate education. Adult and parenting education classes are also offered for Project Learn students along with English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), or General Education Development (GED) classes.
In his years at Troop 1000, Collin earned 32 merit badges; thus allowing him the potential for a Gold Palm. He has camped with the troop from California to Texas to Arkansas and participated in two voyageur treks to the Canadian Rockies and Ireland.
Troop 1000 is chartered by Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas. It is one of the largest and most active Boy Scout Troops in the area. Meetings are held every Monday at 7:00. Anyone interested in learning more about Troop 1000 is encouraged to visit www.troop1000.org for more information