Congressional Award Gold Medal Recipient
Eagle Scouts Continue to Excel!
Eagle Scout Cutler Shiver was the recipient of the Congressional Award Gold Medal on June 20. The award ceremony in which Cutler received this prestigious award took place at the United States Capitol Building and was presented by Georgia Representative Jody Hice.
Earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal is no easy task. At least 400 hours of voluntary public service are required. Cutler used hours from his Eagle project, his Hornaday Award, and additional hours helping other scouts with their projects. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. Recipients are also required to complete 200+ hours of personal development, which Cutler did by earning merit badges relating to nature and the world around him. In addition, he completed an exploration/expedition and used his trip to Philmont and his experience as “navigator” toward the personal development requirement.
While in our nation’s Capital, Cutler met with Larry Chase, BSA National Commissioner Service Chair. Cutler gives credit to Scouting as the foundation for earning the Award.