May 14, 2002
Hospital to honor Eagle Scouts at banquet
By Collin Johnson
Health and Research News Service
JACKSON, Miss.--Two members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 401 will be honored for having earned the prestigious title of Eagle Scout at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Methodist Rehabilitation Center.
Aaron Miller and Jason Bridges, both of the metro area, will become the sixth and seventh Eagle Scouts in Troop 401’s 10-year history.
Although no current members are disabled, Troop 401 was founded by Methodist Rehab to make sure all young men have the opportunity to be a part of scouting.
“Our goal is to make scouting available to any boy regardless of his ability or disability,” said Mark Adams, CEO and President of Methodist Rehab. “We make accommodations for special equipment needs so those with disabilities can fully participate.”
Hospital employees donate their time to work with the scouts, Methodist Rehab sponsors many of their programs and helps the troop raise money and the troop holds its meetings at the hospital.