The Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society hosted its annual Gem and Mineral Show Aug. 10-11 at the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel. More than 900 visitors attended.
Membership is open to anyone interested in rocks. Visit brgemandmineral.org or the Baton Rouge Gem and Mineral Society’s Facebook page.
The Friendship Force of Baton Rouge held its monthly board meeting on Aug. 12 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library.
The Louisiana State Museum Friends introduced three new board members at the Aug. 13 meeting at the Capitol Park Museum.
Norris Swain has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America that a young man can earn.
Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle rank. To earn it, a Scout must progress through six ranks, serve in a leadership position within his troop, provide service to the community and earn a minimum of 21 merit badges, of which 12 — in such areas as finance, family, citizenship and personal fitness — are required.
A Scout must also plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization, school or community.
SCHOOL: McKinley Senior High School, graduated with honors from the Gifted and Talented Program
SPONSOR: University United Methodist Church
TROOP LEADER: Tom Stogner
EAGLE PROJECT: Construction and installation of shelving and clothing racks to benefit the Connections For Life Thrift Store Ministry Outreach program sponsored by First United Methodist Church.
EXTRA: Swain earned 26 merit badges and served as his troop’s Eagle Patrol leader. He will attend Northwestern State University in the Scholars Program.
PARENTS: Ann Wise and Tom Swain
Compiled by George Morris
Advocate staff writer
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