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Jeremy Mills is the first Eagle Scout for Boy Scout Troop 3510.
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Date published: 8/19/2012
Boy Scout Troop 3510 has recognized its first Eagle Scout.
Jeremy Mills, the son of Robert and Clara Mills of Spotsylvania County, earned the honor, the highest in the Boy Scouts of America.
Troop 3510 is chartered by Wallers Baptist Church in Partlow. The troop has existed only three years.
Jeremy has been part of Troop 3510 since December 2009. Before joining Troop 3510, he was a member of Troop 560.
Jeremy received his Eagle Scout Award from Scoutmaster Jack Walmer during a Court of Honor ceremony in June 2 at the church.
Jeremy has held various leadership positions in Troop 3510, including assistant senior patrol leader and patrol leader. He has earned 28 merit badges, in addition to the World Conservation Badge, Conservation Good Turn, Hometowns USA and the Physical Fitness Award.
For his Eagle project, Jeremy led contractors and volunteers in building a -mile track at Berkeley Elementary School. He also organized and led a group of Scouts, friends and family members to complete the final track work.
The track dedication took place just prior to the start of the annual Great Pumpkin Chase 1-Mile Fun Run at the school.
In addition to his involvement in the Boy Scouts, Jeremy received the Most Improved Wrestler honor at Post Oak Middle School in 2010. He ran the 2,400-meter in 2010 and the 4x4 relay in 2011. He has run in a 1-mile, 4-mile, 5K, 10K, and half-marathon events. He has won many races in and around Virginia.
In 2009 he was chosen by Post Oak Middle School as The Prudential Spirit of Community Award recipient and he received a letter of congratulations from former President George W. Bush recognizing his outstanding community service.
He also is active in JROTC, plays for the Spotsylvania High School JV football team and participates in other community and church organizations and clubs.