By Sandi Latimer
Badges on Caleb Potter’s sash are neatly attached in a close rank-and-file order.
“I have 57. My goal is 100,” he said proudly, clutching a framed proclamation given to him by the Jackson Township trustees in honor of his hard work in the Boy Scouts.
These badges represent the many projects the 14-year-old honor roll student at Jackson Middle School has worked on during his years in scouting. But the award he’s looking forward to now is his Eagle Scout award.
“My Court of Honor hasn’t been scheduled yet,” he said.
He has completed all the requirements for Scouting’s highest honor, something he admits he earned long before most Scouts do.
His project, at the urging of his scoutmaster of Troop 136, was to collect and properly dispose of worn and tattered flags and properly dispose of them.
“He worked with Jackson Township, Grove City and churches,” board chairman David Burris said as officials paid tribute to Potter at the Feb. 23 meeting.
During the life of his project, Potter collected some 400 flags. A box sat in the lobby of the Jackson Township Administration Building for people to drop off their flags for him.
Proclaiming Feb. 23 as Caleb Potter Day was one of the few items on the meeting’s agenda.
Trustees also hired Brennan Dick as a fire tech, approved a resolution joining with Grove City concerning technology matters, and adopted a revised budget for the year.