PEPPERELL -- Boy Scout Troop 13 honored Thomas White at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held on April 23 at the VFW in Pepperell. he is the son of James and Theresa White of Pepperell.
White attained the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and organize a service project that benefits his church, community or school.
White led a team that identified and marked the location of 152 fire hydrants to assist the Pepperell Fire Department in quickly and easily locating hydrants in emergency situations. White's project provided him with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership skills within the Troop by planning the scope of the project, managing expenses, fund-raising for materials, coordinating volunteers and updating the Fire Department on progress of the project. White instructed volunteers on the placement of reflectors on telephone poles depending on which side of the road hydrants and poles existed. Over several weekends, spanning 116 hours, 608 reflectors using 2,432 screws were placed on telephone poles in the western part of Pepperell.
White, a senior at North Middlesex Regional High School, is actively involved in his school's theatre group, chamber choir, and wind symphony.
Prior to receiving the highest award in Scouting, White began as a Tiger Scout in the Cub Scout program, advanced through to Webelos, where he achieved his Arrow of Light before joining Boy Scout Troop 13 in the spring of 2010.