Local high school student earns Boy Scouts’ highest rank


Image courtesy of Marianne Crawford

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Meet 15-year-old Teviss Crawford, a newly minted Eagle Scout in the Capital City.

Crawford is the 100th Boy Scout to make it to the rank of Eagle Scout under Scoutmaster Steve Beatty.

Beatty has led Troop 478 for 40 years and his current group of scouts is chartered out of Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

According to Marianne Crawford, “their scout troop had to face the challenges of the pandemic and also lost their meeting facility along with 5 decades worth of memorabilia in an arsonist attack last year.”

So what did Teviss Crawford do for his Eagle Scout project?

Marianne Crawford says the 15-year-old “chose to address the needs of a local animal shelter, Companion Animal Alliance, by building new cat towers, hide boxes, and scratching boards.”

“Ever since I adopted a dog from Companion Animal Alliance, I have been inspired to help the shelter,” said Crawford. “They were a great organization to work with, and I am grateful for the opportunity they gave me. I even adopted a second dog while I was working on my project!”

The 15-year-old Eagle Scout has earned 40 merit badges and is currently a sophomore at Baton Rouge Magnet High School.

Crawford is going to receive the Eagle Scout badge at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on October 24.

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