Eagle Scout Nathaniel Johnson and SAR compatriot Art Hays.
SEMINOLE – Eagle Scout Nathan Johnson, son of Dan and Cindy Johnson of Seminole, was presented with an Eagle Scout Certificate of Recognition from the Clearwater chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for outstanding leadership and citizenship as demonstrated by his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout.
SAR compatriot Art Hays presented the certificate at a court of honor awards ceremony for Troop 355 on Jan. 27 at Oakhurst United Methodist Church in Seminole, which has sponsored the troop for over 39 years.
Johnson joined Cub Scout Pack 355 in 2003 and advanced to Boy Scout Troop 355 in 2009. He has earned 32 merit badges and participated in many troop camping trips and other outdoor activities. He has camped out over 50 days in Florida and North Carolina. He has achieved the Boy Scout World Conservation Award and is committed to preserving and improving our environment.
His Eagle Scout leadership service project involved planning, organizing and constructing a wheelchair assessable pathway from the parking lot to the barn at the Horses for Handicapped Foundation of Pinellas County, located in Seminole.
He also constructed a specially designed gate that allowed the convenience of easy access for those feeding the horses, while providing for safety in preventing the horses from escaping. This Foundation, supported by the Kiwanis Club, promotes and teaches recreational horseback riding to the handicapped.
Johnson is a junior at Seminole High School, where he is a member of the Key Club. He is also a member of the Gulf Coast soccer team.
Johnson’s passion is with volunteering to help people with special needs. He has helped with Special Olympics and has coached his sister’s special needs soccer team.