JohnKelley Stroud Lish pictured above (left) with his merit badge sash across his chest, celebrates with parents Stacey Fisher and Steven Lish after passing his Eagle Scout Board of Review held at the Carthage United Methodist Church on June 18, 2022. Lish becoming the fourteenth Scout from Troop 367 Scouts BSA to earn the coveted rank since the troop was reborn in 2007. Troop 367 members as well as family members were present on Saturday night to support and celebrate with Lish.
Nationally, in 2019, only eight of every 100 Scouts made it to the Eagle Scout rank, so every time a local young man earns the highest rank, our community takes pride in recognizing the achievement. A court of honor is currently being planned for the Eagle medal presentation to Lish.
At age six, JK LIsh began his Scouting journey with Cub Scout Pack 367 and, in his fifth year, earned the top Cub Scouting award, the Arrow of Light. In 2016, he crossed over to Troop 367 Scouts BSA where he has so far earned 33 merit badges, seven rank badges, and planned and executed a significant community service project, the Carthage Dog Park. Once it was dedicated on October 23, 2021, he set out to complete the remaining requirements for the Eagle Scout rank. His participation in the troop continues where he may earn additional merit badges and continue developing his leadership skills. During this month of summer camps at Boxwell Scout Reservation, he is employed to teach outdoor skills to younger Scouts.
JohnKelley Lish is a rising senior at Aaron Academy with plans to pursue an education that will make him a better participant in the family construction company. Whatever he does in his college, career, and adult life, statistics bear evidence that Eagle Scouts have advantages and tend to be preferred by colleges, employers, organizations, and the military (entry at higher pay grade). Smith County area youth (ages 10-17) may join at any time of the year: Troop 367 Scoutmaster, Josh Pedigo at 615-633-2080.
Also pictured above (right), the newest Eagle Scout in Smith County, JohnKelley Stroud Lish, proudly stands with members of his Eagle Board of Review (l-r): Bart Simms of Troop 360 (Lebanon); Lish; Earl Crausaz of Troop 360 (Lebanon) and veteran Scouter, Doug deLong of Smith County. These board members serve on the Advancement Committee of the Cumberland River District of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America.