MAYVILLE - Since he was in the first grade, Benjamin Lawson wanted to be an Eagle Scout.
It took time with scout troops in Georgia and Mayville, but Lawson has reached his goal.
Lawson began his Boy Scout career in Troop 641 in Woodstock, Ga., before moving to Mayville in August 2011 and finishing his Eagle Scout requirements with Troop 126 in Mayville. In March, he finished his Eagle Scout project and, in June, was honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony in Lakeside Park in Mayville.
Eagle Scout Thomas Sullivan IV is pictured delivering the Eagle Scout’s Charge to Ben Lawson during a recent ceremony in Lakeside Park in Mayville.
Lawson, 16, has earned 32 merit badges and will continue serving in his troop. He is in 11th grade at Chautauqua Lake Central School and is a member of the Jamestown Church of Christ. He plans to join the Air Force after graduating from high school.
Lawson is the son of Gary and Bonnie Biekert.