Dawson Church Troop 83 is pleased to announcethe achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout by Andrew Hudson and Ethan Owens.

Andrew Hudson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in January 2020. Andrew’s leadership roles in the troop included Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Chaplain Aide, and Historian. He earned 21 merit badges, is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and earned the Arrow of Light rank as a Cub Scout. Andrew completed many high adventure trips, including Philmont and Seabase.

For his Eagle Scout project, Andrew built mobile aluminum rolling storage carts for the Vestavia Hills High School (VHHS) Marching Band. The project was designed from the ground up. Each of the six carts required 20 pieces of aluminum angle, plus the aluminum plate for the decking and four casters. The entire project required approximately 1200 holes and 600 bolts to hold them all together. The carts have been used to store and move instruments on and off transport trucks for away football games. They have been a tremendous improvement in managing the instruments and much appreciated by the band road crew.

Andrew has completed his Junior year at Vestavia Hills High School. He plays drums in the VHHS Band and is a member of Dawson's Jazz Band.

Andrew's parents are Blake and Andrea Hudson. He and his family are members of Dawson.

 

Ethan Owens achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at Dawson Church Troop 83 in March 2020. Ethan’s leadership roles in the Troop include Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Quartermaster, Instructor, Troop Guide, and Patrol Leader. He has earned 25 merit badges, is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and earned his Arrow of Light in
Cub Scouts. Ethan has completed many high adventure trips including Seabase, Philmont, and Northern Tier.

For his Eagle Scout project, Ethan organized and built a prayer garden around an existing cross at the Lovelady Center with the help of fellow troop members. His project included pouring the concrete pad for the bench, installing the pavers, designing the landscape, and planting the flowers.

Ethan has completed his Junior year at Vestavia Hills High School. He is in the Vestavia High School Band, Jazz Band, and the Dawson Orchestra.

Ethan's parents are Sabrina and Scott Owens. He and his family are members of Dawson.