Glen Rose recently gained a new Eagle Scout — only the 23rd in Somervell County history.
On Jan. 7, Brandt Moore of Glen Rose was recognized for the accomplishment by Troop 725. The 15-year-old Glen Rose High School freshman was declared an Eagle Scout at his Boy Scout Court of Honor and reception held at First United Methodist Church.
Moore secured Eagle Scout status on Oct. 18.
His Eagle Scout project was installing a cement pad with a telescoping flag pole at the Somervell County Food Bank in Glen Rose. It was dedicated in June.
Moore planned and executed his project from start to finish, including drafting, digging, measuring, building forms, pouring the cement and putting in the flag pole. He was assisted by several Boy Scouts from Troop 725.
Moore began his journey to become an Eagle Scout when he was in the first grade. He advanced by earning more than 33 merit badges ranging from first aid, cooking, rock climbing and welding. He has been an assistant senior patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader and quartermaster.
Moore previously earned the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s version of the National Honor Society. The highlight of his scouting career was a nine-day 93-mile hike in August of 2016 at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
Moore’s Boy Scout leaders include Scoutmasters Kent Barnes and Roland Stegall, along with assistants Lou Mascola, Grant Kirby and Steve Moore.
His parents are Steve and Debbie Moore of Glen Rose. Moore participates in football, basketball, track and field, and band.