Erich Carpenter of Troop 87 in Crouse received his Eagle Scout Award Jan. 5 at Crouse United Methodist Church.
Erich is the son of Charles and Pam Carpenter of Cherryville, grandson of David and Phyllis Moore of Cherryville and Elbert and Sue Carpenter of Tryon.
Erich’s Eagle Project consisted of building a picnic area at Crouse UMC, where he is a member, with six picnic tables and revamping the adjacent playground, which is also a previous Eagle Project. The picnic area and playground are not only used by the church, but also the Crouse community.
Erich was chosen by Post 100 of the American Legion as a representative to the North Carolina Boy’s State during the summer of 2012. He has been a staff member at Camp Bud Schiele Boy’s Scout Reservation for three summers and plans to work at camp again for the summer of 2013. Currently, Erich is a senior at Cherryville High School, where he is a starter for the wrestling team. In the fall, he will be attending Western Carolina University and plans to major in parks and recreation management.
Troop 87 is chartered by Crouse United Methodist Church and meets on Monday nights at 6:45 at the Crouse Community Center.