Drive by Metropolis Sports Park and you may notice something’s different.
The heavily used ball fields have gotten a facelift.
It’s all thanks to Caleb Sullivan.
The park’s revitalization was his Eagle service project.
Sullivan, a member of Troop 101 in Metropolis, led fellow Scouts, friends and family in the removal old signage; scraping, washing and repainting the four dugouts; and a sweep of the area, cleaning and removing trash.
Available records indicate Sullivan is the 58th Scout from Troop 101 to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement of rank obtainable in the Scouts BSA program of the Boy Scouts of America. Since its inception in 1911, only 4% of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process. The Eagle Scout rank has been earned by over 2.5 million youth. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads and manages.
Sullivan began his path in scouting when he joined Pack 101 in the second grade, graduating through the Scout ranks until he obtained the Arrow of Light. He then crossed over into Troop 101 in February 2015. During his time with Troop 101, Sullivan held the positions of patrol leader and instructor, and was elected by the members of the Troop to the positions of assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. He earned a total of 23 merit badges.
Sullivan achieved the Eagle rank on June 10. Four days later, he headed to basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to begin his Army career. He will train to be an unmanned aircraft operator.
“Caleb is taking the Scout Oath of Service to others to a broader field in this new venture in his life,” said Scoutmaster Lewis Williams.
Sullivan is the son of Roger and Marcy Sullivan of Kevil, Kentucky. He is a 2021 graduate of McCracken County High School. The Sullivan family has deep roots in Scouting with Troop 101. Roger, started as a den leader when Sullivan joined Pack 101. Roger continued as a den leader when his youngest son Cole joined the Pack. Roger crossed over to Troop 101 with Cole and now serves as assistant Scoutmaster and merit badge counselor. Cole recently earned the rank of First Class. Marcy also served as a den leader with Pack 101 and now serves Troop 101 as a troop committee member and merit badge counselor.