I love writing about our youth who excel. I love knowing that when they take an animal it is a trophy to them, or knowing that when they win an honor through hard work they are at the top of their game.
This Struttin’ Time column is about a member of my family who has risen to the top of his game and become an Eagle Scout. This is about Noah Carson Fields, grandson of my first cousin, Tommy C. Fields, formerly of Whitesburg. Growing up, Tommy, his brothers Gary and David and myself where close, although I lived in McRoberts and them in Whitesburg. Their mother was my dad’s sister. Now that we have that clear as mud, on with our praise of Noah.
Noah is the son of Michael and Tammy Fields. Michael is a retired captain from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tammy works for the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. Noah is 18 and a senior at Western Hills High School in Frankfort. He will attend Cumberland University this fall on a archery scholarship, majoring in “cyber security.”
Noah started his scouting in November 2010, and went through the ranks — Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star (2013), Life (November 2015) — and completed his Eagle requirements in November 2016. He received the rank of Eagle Scout on March 4.
Noah’s granddad made it to Star, but never got past Tenderfoot. Growing up when we did there was just too much for us young boys to do. As far as Tommy and myself know, Noah is the only one on our side of the family to have reached this honor.
Noah, let all the Struttin’ Time readers take time to give you a big thank you for rising to the top. Stay the course, and a tip of my hat to you!