Paducah Tilghman High School senior Ethan Peck was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 20 and honored in an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on March 5 at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Peck began his journey to being an Eagle Scout in 2009 and is a member of the Troop Four Boy Scouts.
The Eagle Award is the highest rank in Scouting and the last major step in the advancement program. Fewer than 2 percent of all Scouts in the United States reach the Eagle rank.
The requirements for the rank of Eagle include earning 21 merit badges, serving actively in a troop leadership position, and carrying out an Eagle Scout service project.
For his project, Peck chose to refurbish and renovate a playground for the Immanuel Baptist Preschool in Paducah. The playground was not up to state requirements, and therefore the preschool was unable to use it. Peck was able to bring the playground up to code. The playground is now state approved and the children of the preschool, as well as the church, are able to enjoy playing in a safe and fun playground.
Along with belonging to the Boy Scouts, Peck is a four-year member of the PTHS Band, three-year member of the PTHS Cross Country Team, Choir Member, member of Prime Rib, and has been employed at Texas Roadhouse for three years.
He is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was also a part of the 2016 Immanuel Baptist Russian Mission team that traveled to Russia and ran a Vacation Bible School for children in Klintsy, Russia.