Williamsburg resident Adam B. Watson, the son of state Del. Mike Watson, earned the highest advancement award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Eagle Scout Award.
Watson, a member of Troop 103 chartered by Williamsburg United Methodist Church, joined about 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the Eagle rank. His parents and scoutmaster, as well as his family and friends, attended an event recognizing this achievement Jan. 13. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman was on hand to present Watson a flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol.
Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church, or synagogue-related service project to earn an Eagle. Watson built a dog agility course for the Heritage Humane Society as his service project. He designed and built the course that allows dogs to exercise while it also helps stimulate their minds.
Watson joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald R. Ford Jr., astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg, entrepreneur and current mayor of the City of New York Michael Bloomberg, and former C.I.A director Robert Gates.