Eagle Scout

Door to scouting now open to girls

Door to scouting now open to girls

Girls in scouts isn’t a new idea. It’s something that has been on the table for several years. “It’s been brewing for a long time,” said Spencer Page, the executive director of the Gulf Coast Council. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – […]

Scout’s project aims to protect wildlife from fishing line

Scout’s project aims to protect wildlife from fishing line

Fishing line and other monofilaments kill and injure thousands of marine animals each year, and along Navarre Beach these materials frequently impact the health of local species, especially sea turtles. Navarre Boy Scout Shea Dixon, 15, has set out to help reduce that impact. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre […]

Eagle Scout builds exam table to assist turtle center

Eagle Scout builds exam table to assist turtle center

Throughout the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC), there is project after project made possible by a volunteer. From the paintings on the walls to the educational displays, much of what is in the center was donated, and many of those projects were completed by local scouts as their Eagle Scout project. Read the […]

Butler living a big kid’s life as a park ranger

Butler living a big kid’s life as a park ranger

Will Butler visited several national parks while growing up but never made it to Fort Pickens. But the historical military installation, one of the highlights of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is where Butler now works as a ranger. He figures if he had traveled to Florida as a child he would have felt the […]

Eagle Scout leaves legacy at Sea Turtle Center

Eagle Scout leaves legacy at Sea Turtle Center

Eagle Scout Lucas Pallone’s love of sea turtles was sparked as he watched hundreds of little hatchlings make a mad dash for the Gulf one evening when he was 14. Thanks to that spark Pallone has helped the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center by building two educational displays as part of his final project […]

Three area scouts attain coveted Eagle Scout goal

Three area scouts attain coveted Eagle Scout goal

Alejandro Alvarez took a moment Thursday night to let the feeling sink in that he was an Eagle Scout. The words to describe the feeling weren’t easy to come by for the Navarre High School senior just as the trail to earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts is not an easy one to stay […]

McEwan completes Eagle Scout project

McEwan completes Eagle Scout project

Part of becoming an Eagle Scout involves doing a service project that benefits the community in some way. Christian McEwan of Troop 406 in Navarre got a great idea from someone at his church. “A lady from church told me Animal Allies needed help building cat traps and I volunteered to help,” McEwan said. “I […]