Sellers earns Eagle rank

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — Boy Scout Troop 420’s fall court of honor last month recognized its 155th Eagle Scout in a ceremony honoring Samuel Cross Sellers.

Sellers is the son of Grey and Bette Sellers. He is one of approximately four percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank, according to Troop Committee Chairman David Harling.

Requirements for the Eagle rank, attained by fewer than four percent of Boy Scouts nationwide, include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating ideals of service and leadership, including organizing and leading an extensive service project. Sellers’ service project focused on a number of tasks at the Scotland County Humane Society.

During the ceremony, Scoutmaster Gus Purcell presented Sellers with his Eagle Scout certificate and presented the traditional Eagle Charge that charged him to be honorable, to be loyal and to be courageous in life.

The Eagle Scout award is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Since the first Boy Scout earned his Eagle award 100 years ago in 1912, the distinction has been earned by more than two million young men.

Sponsored by Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, Troop 420 presented its first Eagle Scout award in 1932. Information about BSA Troop 420 may be found at

Staff report