October 6, 2013
Aaron Brock McKinney, member of Boy Scout Troop 615 of Durant has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America.
Aaron is the son of Hank and Mandee McKinney of Durant. He is the grandson of Randy and Billee Moore of Davis and Odessa McKinney of Durant.
Aaron has been active in Scouting since his first grade year. He has held multiple offices in his local troop.
Presently, he is the Senior Patrol Leader. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow: the Boy Scouts of America’s National Honor Camping Society.
He is the district OA Chief of Native American Ceremonies and Dance.
His scouting adventure has taken him to the National Order of the Arrow Conference at Indiana University, the National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree at Fort A.P Hill Virginia, Washington D.C. and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
Aaron achieved the Eagle Scout rank by completing 21 required merit badges and multiple badges of his own interest.
For his service project, he oversaw the construction of a flagpole at Durant First United Methodist Church, the character organization of Troop 615.
Aaron wishes to thank all involved with the project. Special thanks go out to John Williams, members of Durant First United Methodist Church, Troop 615 and his family.
There will be an Eagle Court of Honor and reception to celebrate Aaron’s achievement Sunday October 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Durant First United Methodist Church.