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Johnson youth receives Eagle Scout medal

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Brad Cantrell with parents Keith and Karen Cantrell. (click for larger version)
Everyone is invited to attend a special Boy Scout Court of Honors Ceremony to honor Brad Cantrell who has earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. The ceremony will be held May 17, 2003 at 4 p.m.at the First Baptist Church in Paintsville. The church is located on the corner of College and 3rd Street. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.

Brad has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 288 for the past eight years, and has recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He is only the second scout from his troop to have achieved this ranking.

Only one in four boys in America will become a Scout, but it is interesting to know that of the leaders of this nation in business, religion, and politics, three out of four were Scouts. Of any 100 boys that join scouting, only two of the 100 will reach the rank of Eagle Scout.

A senior at Johnson Central High School, Brad is 18 years old. He is the son of Keith and Karen Cantrell of Flat Gap, KY. Keith is employed by Mountain Valley Explosives of Allen, and his mother is employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Paintsville Lake.

Brad has held the Boy Scout leadership positions of Patrol Leader, Asst. Senior Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader. He has earned 21 merit badges. Brad's Eagle Service Project was to install a flag pole and United States Flag centered behind the large landscaped Paintsville, Kentucky entrance sign. He also installed a spot light to illuminate the flag at night.

Brad has also held the office of Co-President of the Johnson County 4-H Teen Club for the past two years and serves on several committees. He is also a member of the J.M. Feltner 4-H Camp Board. He is Johnson Central Year Book Editor, Spirit Club Officer, and a member of FBLA and DECA Clubs.

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