Boy Scout Troop 477, chartered to Kingswood United Methodist Church, is pleased to announce that Nicholas Crawford Gaultney, son of Carol and Gene Gaultney of Dunwoody, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
Nicholas completed his Eagle Board of Review on Nov. 20. He is the 105th Eagle Scout from Troop 477 since it was first chartered in 1972.
His Eagle project was to rebuild the 212-foot picket fence at the historic Donaldson-Banister farmhouse in Dunwoody. The fence design was based on a small fence sample from the previous fence left at the house.
Nicholas solicited donations from family and friends from the Dunwoody area and raised more than $2,000 for his project. He held a dedication ceremony on April 10, 2012, with local civic leaders, friends, Scout volunteers who helped build the fence and family present. Nicholas dedicated the fence to honor his friend and fellow Troop 477 scout Blake Kuller who died suddenly in 2010. Nicholas placed a plaque in his honor on the fence.
Nicholas joined Troop 477 from Pack 477 in the fall of 2006. During his time with the troop he has attended Woodruff Scout Reservation for summer camp and Boy Scout National Leadership Training at Bert Adams Scout Reservation. Nicholas was inducted into the Order of the Arrow in 2011, Scouting’s service society.
In 2010 Nicholas attended Philmont High Adventure Scout Ranch in New Mexico with Troop 477 where his crew hiked over 90 miles in 10 days. In July 2012, Nicholas attended the Northern Tier High Adventure camp with Troop 477 where his crew traveled over 50 miles on a canoeing expedition. He also served as Senior Patrol Leader for the Troop. In the summer of 2013, Nicholas plans to go to the Florida Sea Base and participate in a seven-day Coral Reef sailing adventure.
Nicholas is a junior at Dunwoody High School where he is an active member of the cross country team and plays trombone in the Dunwoody concert bands.
He serves at his church, Buckhead Church, on the host team in the pre-school ministry. In his leisure time, Nicholas loves to play golf, run and hike.
Boy Scout Troop 477 will join Nicholas, his family, friends and the Scouting community in celebrating his achievement at an Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Kingswood United Methodist Church.