Edmond resident earns Eagle Scout on anniversary of the award

Michael Schmidt earned his Eagle Scout 100 years to the day after the award was first given out.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm •  Published: October 17, 2012

— Michael Schmidt, of Edmond, has earned his Eagle Scout, sharing an anniversary with the first Scout to earn that honor.

Michael earned his Eagle on Aug. 21, which was 100 years to the day after Arthur Eldred, of Rockville, N.Y., became the first Eagle Scout.

Michael is a member of Troop 4 chartered by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. For his Eagle Scout project he restored the children's playground at the church along with 40 volunteers.

He has been a patrol leader, patrol quartermaster, historian and troop quartermaster and is currently assistant senior patrol leader.

Michael is in the eighth grade at Crossings Christian School and plays football. He is a member of the academic team and National Honor Society. He is the son of Tom and Terri Schmidt.

Michael and his father, also an Eagle Scout, traveled to Rockville Centre, N.Y., to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout honor.

Michael's Court of Honor will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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