August 12, 2016
Senior Tyler Maxey Earns Rank of Eagle Scout
Prince Avenue Christian School senior Tyler Maxey has recently earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts must earn at least 22 merit badges and demonstrate an ideal attitude based on the Scout Oath and Law to include leadership and service. These requirements take years to fulfill. The culminating stipulation in this process is an extensive service project that must be organized and managed by the scout.
Tyler began his scout career at the age of nine and is a member of Troop 80 in Watkinsville. Although he has completed his Eagle Scout, he will continue to participate in scouts this year and pursue Eagle Palms, further recognition awarded to those scouts who complete additional time, leadership, and merit badge requirements before aging out of the program.
Tyler enjoyed many activities with his troop during his years in scouts, but he describes camping as the event he has enjoyed the most. Tyler says that the many experiences he has had in scouting has built his character in a unique way. “Scouting has taught me to not be selfish and always help others.”
The culmination of Tyler’s years as a Boy Scout was his Eagle Scout project. “My project was to collect books from various places and send them through an organization called ‘Operation Paperback’ to soldiers and their families overseas and in the U.S.” Although Tyler placed boxes throughout the entire community, he was excited to have Prince Avenue Christian School involved in his project. “The school is actually where I collected a lot of my books. I put a collection box outside of the main office, and the students and parents were very supportive.” Ultimately, Tyler worked from November to February, collected just under 1,300 books, and sent them to 58 different places.
Tyler is the son of Paul and Merry Maxey and has attended PACS for eight years. He is a member of the Beta Club and attends Prince Avenue Baptist Church. Tyler has already made post-secondary plans by enlisting in the Marine Corps and will attend Basic Training soon after graduation.