HOUSTON, Texas - A young man from Memorial Village has achieved Eagle Scout through his service to seniors at a local retirement community. The honor of Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts, and all the requirements must be completed before the scout turns 18 years old. Peyton Price was able to achieve that rank, and touch the hearts seniors in need of a place for spiritual inspiration.
Price is a senior at Second Baptist High School. His grandparents are residents at the Parkway Place Senior Living Community. It was while visiting them that Price came up with the idea of his project to achieve Eagle Scout -- making a prayer garden so that all the residents could have a quiet place for worship. But it was easier said than done.
“You had to fill out a lot of paperwork and attend a bunch of meetings, and such, but every merit badge was well worth it and even the merit badges you gotta like make a difference in the community.” says Price, of the project that took nearly seven months to complete.
When it was finished, the residents had a clean area with new landscaping, a cross Price made out of tile embedded in the wall, and benches with the seats made out of tiles that the residents painted themselves.
“They appreciate it, they really do. I look out here and I see some of the ladies here having their Bible studies. That’s good, they need to get outside when it’s so pretty,” says Betty Hinson, resident, and Price's grandmother.
So what’s next for Price? Well he is looking to attended either Baylor University or Texas A&M where he plans to major in business.