On August 13, 2015, Bennett Clarke attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement awarded by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Court of Honor was held in recognition of his accomplishments on October 11, 2015, at Discovery United Methodist Church.

A member of Troop 23 in Hoover, Bennett is one of approximately 6 percent of all Scouts to attain the rank of Eagle, according to Scoutmaster Ted Moyer. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges, serving in a position of leadership, as well as planning, organizing, leading and managing others in a service project. Bennett earned 42 merit badges, completed National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and served as Senior Patrol Leader, Historian and Patrol Leader. For his service project, he installed a 20’ flagpole and dusk-to-dawn lighting at the entrance of Discovery UMC. In addition, he built a new outdoor wooden cross for the church. Bennett also participated in the following BSA high-adventure programs: Northern Tier, Florida Sea Base and Philmont Scout Ranch.

Bennett is the son of Harry and Ann Clarke of Hoover. He is a member of Riverchase United Methodist Church and a sophomore at Hoover High School. Bennett is in the percussion section, marches in the drumline and plays lacrosse for HHS.


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