Accolades: McAvoy earns Eagle rank
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Aug 14, 2014 | 1346 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Elliot Douglas McAvoy, a member of Boy Scout Troop 515, received the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 2 at Valley Community Baptist Church.

During his court of honor, McAvoy was presented with a National Eagle Scout Association neckerchief by his father, who had received it when he reached Eagle on April 2, 1974, in Manteca. The Eagle Award is the highest rank in Boy Scouting.

McAvoy, a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow honor society, earned 43 merit badges in seven and a half years as a member of Troop 515. He served in multiple leadership roles, took part in various outdoor adventures and attended the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

For his Eagle Scout community service project, he coordinated other Boy Scouts and church volunteers to build eight raised garden beds with a sprinkler system and surrounding fence. The vegetables grown in the beds will be given to the hungry through Valley Community Baptist Church’s food pantry.

McAvoy, son of Karen Dodson and Doug McAvoy of Tracy, recently graduated from Tracy High School and will attend San Joaquin Delta College this fall.

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