CLARKSVILLE, IN (April 27, 2023) – Every scout who earns the title of ‘Eagle Scout’ is special to Troop 4010 and the Town of Clarksville. However, Clarksville’s newest Eagle Scout is extra special as he is the son of Scoutmaster Garry Nokes. Mark Nokes passed his district Board of Review earlier this month, the final step to achieving the honor.
Although the road to becoming an Eagle Scout is long and involves many projects, the highlight is the scout’s Eagle Project. It is an opportunity for a Scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of their community. This is the culmination of the Scout’s leadership training, and it requires a significant effort on his or her part. Mark’s Eagle Scout project took place at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center, where he renovated the bird sanctuary with a stone wall and a water feature.
According to his father, Mark started in Cub Scouting in first grade in 2011 with Pack 48 as a Tiger Cub. He crossed over to Troop 4010 in February 2016 and has served as Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, and other roles. He has taken a number of troop high adventure trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, the Smoky Mountains, and Iceland. He was also co-recipient of Troop 10’s Scout of the Year Award in 2023. Mark will be off to college this fall and plans to attend IU Bloomington.
Congratulations Mark Nokes!
Clarksville’s Troop 4010 is open to all boys and girls ages 11-17, and there are separate troops for boys and girls. Meetings are held every Monday at 7:00pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church. To learn more about participating in Scouting, visit our Clarksville Scout Troop page at https://www.townofclarksville.com/scouts/.