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First Scout to Go Eagle in 2020 for Troop 313

Clearwater, FL, June 27, 2020 --( On Saturday 20 June, Alex Harvey was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at his troop’s Court of Honor held at Camp Soule. Alex became the thirty-third Eagle Scout of Troop 313. Troop 313 is chartered by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.

For his Eagle Scout project Alex chose to build a 65 foot by 4 foot elevated wooden planter with star jasmine to grow covering a chain link fence along a parking lot at his school. Alex got some help from his fellow Scouts, friends and family, including a couple former Eagle Scouts from Troop 313, to make that project a reality. Ultimately the planter not only brought more beauty to the school grounds but also increased the safety of the school yard.

Alex’s Scouting journey began as a Cub Scout for Pack 313. His mother had long been active in Scouting, a passion passed from her own father who was an Eagle Scout himself. Through his years in Scouting, Alex participated in many projects, camps, and activities from doing the Flag Ceremony at Clearwater’s iconic Winter Wonderland village to participating in fundraiser and community service projects for his Troop.

“I was inspired to become an Ealgle Scout after hearing about the adventures of Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard,” said Alex. “I knew he was the youngest Eagle Scout in America in his time, and I was impressed by that. I learned a lot about getting along with others and feel lucky that I got to spend so much time outdoors acquiring survival and leadership skills that I would never have without Scouting.”

Alex Harvey is now looking forward to other boys of his Troop attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the recipient of a full scholarship at University of Florida with a major in Engineering.

About the Church of Scientology

The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 165 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. Scientology founder and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, who himself was an Eagle Scout, summed it up with what he wrote, “Of all the information which became important to me, such as photography, woodlore, signaling, and many other subjects, the basics of it was laid in Scouting.” To learn more, visit
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