Jeff Bland was awarded his Eagle badge during the past year and has continued to assist fellow Scouts in Troop 3 on their trail to Eagle. He also received a silver and a bronze palm for 22 additional merit badges earned. Bland's Eagle project was the installation of the flagpole and memorial pavilion at Stoney Creek Park. He coordinated his project over several months with the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department. Troop 3 has been chartered by First Presbyterian Church for over 70 years. Bland is the son of Ellen and Will Bland of Goldsboro. He is a senior at Arendell Parrott Academy and will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall where he also will be in the Air Force ROTC.