By Brooke Stevenson
A local Boy Scout is working toward becoming an Eagle Scout.
Taylor Conway, a 16-year-old Seymour resident, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project at Seymour Community Park.
Taylor began as a Tiger Cub and has worked his way up. He is currently a member of the Order of the Arrow, which is the honor society of scouting, and he has also been to national youth member training with the Scouts.
“He enjoys all the activities with the scouts,” said Whit Conway, Taylor’s father and the assistant Scout Master of Troop #585. “It has been easy to keep him involved in this, he stays very active.”
In addition to scouting, Taylor is involved in the chorus at Seymour High School, the Seymour High School Choir, Honors Choir, plays on the Seymour High School Junior Varsity soccer team, and takes music lessons.
To achieve an Eagle Scout ranking, Taylor had to complete a project to benefit the community.
For his project he decided to build four new picnic tables for the community park.
“Having grown up with the AYSO soccer he wanted to do something here that would benefit them in the community park,” Whit said. “The tables are going to replace some of the existing tables that are getting a little old and worn.”
To assist him in completely his project Lowe’s in Sevierville gave donations and Taylor also raised money to cover the rest of the cost.
“We have the benefit of the rest of the Scout Troop helping out, doing their community service hours,” said Whit.
With the project now complete, it will be written up and Taylor will sit for an Eagle Board of review at the District Level and the board will discuss all the aspects of the project.
“Pending a positive outcome of the review, he will be awarded his Eagle rank,” said Whit.
Whit, an Eagle Scout himself, looks forward to Taylor being awarded his Eagle ranking, just as Whit’s oldest son, Devon, did a few years ago.
Scout Gives Back to Seymour
By Brooke Stevenson