Former Harrisburg resident Kyle Miller, 15, son of Jeff and Kelley Miller now of Powhatan, Va., has recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
He has been in scouting for more than nine years, starting in Pack 173 as a Cub Scout and then crossing over into Troop 173 as a Boy Scout. Harrisburg Presbyterian Church sponsors both the pack and the troop.
Miller’s Eagle Project consisted of a picnic table and bench area at the concession stand and a Veteran’s Memorial between the baseball and softball fields at Hickory Ridge High School. With the help of 29 scouts, Scout Masters, Assistant Scout Masters and family and friends working more than 250 hours and obtaining funding from those and many others Miller was able to complete his project on July 27, 2008.
During his nine years of scouting, Miller learned many valuable outdoor and life skills while working on merit badges, working on rank advancement and participating in countless adventures. Miller has more than 100 days of camping experience, including a most memorable high adventure trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in the summer of 2007.
Miller has been supported in his scouting career by his Scout Masters Chip Brooks and Van Durrett and by many Assistant Scout Masters including Kent Southern and Sam Phillips and by his parents.