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March 5, 2019

Three Troop 175 members earn Eagle Scout rank

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Warrenton Troop 175’s new Eagle Scouts (from left): Garrett Caine, Brian Hearsey Jr. and Jackson Van Ness.
Warrenton Boy Scout Troop 175 members Garrett Caine, Brian Hearsey Jr. and Jackson Van Ness received the Eagle Scout rank during a Court of Honor on Saturday, March 2.

Celebrating scouting’s highest honor, all three boys came into the troop from Cub Scouts at the same time seven years ago. The Honor Court took place at Warrenton United Methodist Church, which sponsors the troop.

Garrett Caine
His Eagle Scout project benefited C.M. Crockett Park near Midland. Garrett organized and raised funds to install new bat boxes for the park. He led a crew of scouts and adults to design and build the boxes, then installed them on structures and in trees at the park.

Crockett Park officials had noted a declining bat population and increasing mosquito population. The boxes will give the bats healthier places to roost, increasing their population and controlling mosquitoes throughout the area.

Garrett, 17, a Fauquier High School senior, is the son of Ed and Jennifer Caine.

Brian Hearsey Jr.
His Eagle project benefited the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Brian organized and raised funds to install flooring and decking for the outdoor kennels at MHF site in Marshall. He led a crew of scouts and adults in removing and disposing of old and worn flooring, grading and leveling the site, then installing all new mats and raised decking to completely cover the kennel floors.

Brian, 18, also a senior at FHS, is the son of Brian and Michele Hearsey.

Jackson Van Ness
His project benefited the Brandy Station Foundation. Jackson organized and raised funds to create a rest and reflection area along the Rappahannock River near Kelly’s Ford.  Jackson led a crew of scouts and adults in clearing the site of brush and logs, digging foundations and installing benches along the river in a peaceful clear area. The site and benches can be used to help interpret that part of Brandy Station Battlefield and Civil War history.

Jackson, 18, a Highland School senior, is the son of Scott and Martha Van Ness.
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Savefauquiercounty2019 · March 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm
Very nice! Congratulations. You are awesome.
tffirestone · March 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm
Outstanding!! Congrats to these gentlemen and their parents for great guidance as well!
Truepat · March 6, 2019 at 1:12 pm
brandonj · March 6, 2019 at 10:50 am
Great job MEN.
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