Ashley Biles|The Thomaston Times
On Sunday, February 23, 2014, eight young men were promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout from Troop 25, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Thomaston. The scouts join the group of 170 Eagle Scouts from Troop 25 since 1936, and more than two million who have achieved the rank through the Boy Scouts of America since 1912. Eagle Scout is the highest rank of a Boy Scout and can only be achieved once the scout has earned at least 21 merit badges, as well as demonstrated he lives by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in his daily life. Pictured are the 2013 Eagle Scouts of Troop 25 (l-r): Shelby Perry, son of Cliff Perry and MarShel Perry; Chandler Castleberry, son of David and Jan Castleberry; Davis Cotney, son of Dr. Mark and Shirley Ann Cotney; Andrew Fletcher, son of Bob and Kyle Fletcher; Banks Fletcher, son of Jim and Jana Fletcher; Tyler Knight, son of Melissa Knight and grandson of Jimmy Knight; Seth Short, son of David and Angie Short; Alex Ward, son of Larry and Rhonda Ward. Also pictured are Troop 25 Scoutmaster Luke Ellington (far left) and Patrol Advisor Larry Ward (far right).