Isaac Waters achieves Eagle Scout Award
Third generation of family to win award
PARKERSBURG — Isaac Alexander Waters was awarded the Eagle Scout Award Monday at a ceremony at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, the home of Boy Scout Troop 12. The Eagle Award is the highest award a Scout can attain.
Seventy-five family, friends, mentors, Scouts and Scouters were present for a home-cooked dinner and award ceremony. The Eagle Scout medal was pinned on Isaac by his father, Eagle Scout Bob Waters. Isaac’s brother Eagle Scout Andrew Waters also participated in the ceremony.
Isaac’s grandfather Robert L. Waters also was an Eagle Scout, making Isaac a third-generation Eagle Scout. Isaac’s mother Robin Waters and sister Elizabeth Waters decorated the room with many unique Scouting and patriotic symbols.
Isaac’s two Scout Masters, Chris Burk and Mike McGhee, also participated in the program.
Isaac’s grandfather attended the first National Jamboree in Washington, D.C., in 1938 and Isaac attended the most recent National Jamboree last summer where he enjoyed white water rafting, zip lining, water sports, mountain biking, scuba diving and fishing.
Isaac’s Eagle Scout Project was landscaping the Hershel “Woody” Williams Foundation’s Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Vienna. He planned and organized planting dogwood trees, laying bricks with veterans names engraved, and adding benches and picnic tables to the monument area at Spencer’s Landing.
Bernie Lyons, commanding officer, and Roy Trembly, executive officer, of the Mid-Ohio Valley Platoon of the Marine Veterans Association were present and awarded Isaac a framed certificate of appreciation.
The Hershel “Woody” Williams Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, represented by Williams’ grandson, Bryan Casey, presented Isaac with a Foundation Challenge Coin on behalf of Williams for his work. Casey is treasurer of the Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.
Isaac is a senior at Parkersburg High School where he has been on the crew and soccer teams. He has been inducted into the National Honor Society, and with his high grade point average received three academic letters. His brother Andrew Waters was awarded his Eagle Award from Troop 12 in 2013. Andrew’s project was irrigation planter boxes for Greenmont Elementary School and landscaping.
Andrew is a recent cum laude graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.