Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School senior Tyler Parrish was honored at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held on January 21 at the St. Bede Family Life Center in Montgomery. Tyler began his scouting career with St Bede Pack 4 as a Webelos Scout in 2003, earned his Arrow of Light award in March 2005, and then crossed into the Bison Patrol of Troop 4. Tyler attended Summer camp with the troop for six years, amassed 71 nights of camping, and hiked with the Troop over 96 miles.
Over the years, Tyler has held key positions in the Troop including Quartermaster, Librarian, Scribe, Patrol Leader, and OA Troop Representative. Tyler achieved the rank of Life on March 24, 2008. He served on Staff for the Golden Eagle Junior Leadership Training Conference (JLTC) Troop 5 for one term and held the position of Troop Guide. His loyalty to Scouting and the Troop earned him an Ordeal nomination in 2009 to the Order of the Arrow, and he is currently a Brotherhood member in the Order. Tyler’s Eagle Leadership project included the design and construction of three picnic tables at St Bede Church to provide seating for parents, families, and others using the St. Bede soccer fields.
Tyler completed 36 merit badges and received the World Conservation Award on June 22, 2009. Tyler attained the rank of Eagle Scout on October 5, 2011. Tyler has been accepted to Auburn University for the Fall 2012 Semester and is planning to major in Wildlife Ecology and Management.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic senior Tyler Parrish is congratulated by Brian Petters, Scout Master and Montgomery Catholic parent, at Tyler’s Court of Honor ceremony. Photo by Donna Kerstis.