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December 18, 2012

Mitchell to attain Eagle Scout status

THOMASVILLE —  Luke Mitchell, who has grown up in Thomasville, will be promoted to Eagle Scout at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, host to Boy Scout 306 for many years.

Mitchell’s six years of labor in Scouting will come to a culmination Sunday, but his story actually starts in Florida several years earlier.

His grandfather, Paul Henry Hunt, a descendant of Patrick Henry, was a World War II veteran, who returned to Tallahassee, Fla., after the war.

After earning an engineering degree, Hunt, along with Bob Camp, started Central Heating & Air, the first company in the region to provide central air-conditioning.

While overseas, Hunt had served in the 101st Airborne, most notably in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a machine gunner in a squad of 12, only two of whom came home.

Hunt became involved with Troop 109 in Tallahassee in 1965, and was the consummate Scout. With a Scout motto "Be Prepared,” he kept his Jeep, complete with tool box and Scouting gear, well- maintained and ready to meet any eventuality.

Hunt began as assistant Scout Master, rose to Scout Master and eventually became a Silver Beaver, the highest rank among Scout Masters.

See Wednesday's edition for more details.

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