Alabaster leaders honor pair of Eagle Scouts

By Emily Reed / Special to the Reporter

ALABASTER – Two Eagle Scouts recently earned praise from Alabaster city leaders for their hard work and dedication to the city.

“We are extremely proud to have two outstanding members of our community,” said Alabaster Mayor Marty Handlon.

Handlon presented Boy Scout Troop 532 Eagle Scout Joshua Bess and Boy Scout Troop 548 Eagle Scout James Nunnlee Mosely IV with proclamations honoring their achievements during a Feb. 27 City Council meeting.

Bess’ Eagle Scout project involved planning, organizing, raising funds and executing a project to construct a weather station at Creek View Elementary School.

Handlon told council members Bess achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at age 14.

In addition to earning his Eagle Scout badge, Bess also has a lengthy list of achievements, including earning 30 merit badges, filling troop roles of patrol leader three times, troop guide, den chief, and quartermaster.

Bess enjoys being an active member of his church and participating in the engineering academy at Thompson High School.

Mosely’s Eagle Scout project involved planning, seeking donations, organizing and executing the construction project “The History Hopscotch Game” at American Village.

In addition to earning his Eagle Scout badge, Mosely’s list of achievements include earning 27 merit badges, filling troop roles of scribe, patrol leader, and assistant patrol leader.

Mosely enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and membership in the ROTC Marksman Team at Thompson High School.

Handlon said the Eagle Scout Award distinction will follow both Mosely and Bess throughout their lives, and will be a beacon to others of their leadership quality and commitment.