On January 26th, several executive staff from the Atlanta Area Council including Jon Ingram, Tom Wilson and Tracy Techau attended a Cobb County Commission meeting. They were accompanied by parents, volunteers and 19 Eagle Scouts from Troop 1011 for an overdue presentation of an Eagle Scout Badge.
Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott helped to make the presentation of the Eagle Scout award to fellow Cobb County Commissioner Bob Weatherford possible in front of a packed house at the Commission’s regular meeting. Mr. Weatherford earned the Eagle Scout award in 1964, but because his family relocated prior to the presentation ceremony he never actually received the medal or patch.
The presentation of the Eagle Scout Award was a total surprise to Bob Weatherford. Bob Ott’s comments were fun, lighthearted and elevated the crowd. Tracy Techau extolled the importance of the Eagle Scout award and briefly highlighted our 634 Eagle Scouts across the metro Atlanta.
Mr. Weatherford was duly touched and humbled. There was a standing ovation, and all 19 of our Scouts were individually introduced and asked to describe their Eagle Scout projects.
It was an honor to confer such a prestigious and well-earned honor on a leader in our community.
This story was submitted by Tracy Techau, Scout Executive / CEO of the Atlanta Area Council. Tracy, an Eagle Scout himself, presented the Eagle Scout medal and patch to Bob Weatherford on January 27th, 2016.