Local Eagle Scout selected for SAR state award

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Peter McGee

The South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution presented its coveted Eagle Scout of the Year in South Carolina to Eagle Scout Peter Richardson McGee on Saturday, April 2, in ceremonies at the Annual State Meeting in Columbia. South Carolina Society President Ted R. Morton Jr. and Eagle Scout Scholarship Committee Chairman Robert R. Johnson  made the presentation.  McGee was nominated for the state competition by the Governor Paul Hamilton Chapter of the SAR in Beaufort.

Eagle Scout Peter Richardson McGee a registered member in Troop 213, sponsored by Okatee Baptist Church in Beaufort County. The troop is a member of the Coastal Council, Lowcountry District of the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to earning the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, McGee earned 23 Merit Badges, was inducted into the Order of the Arrow Scouting Brotherhood, attended the National Scout Jamboree, and served in leadership positions as Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Senior Patrol Leader, and Philmont Scout Ranch Trek Crew Leader. His Eagle Scout Project advanced the Low Country Institute’s work, by constructing 40 birdhouses for Smithsonian Society bluebird research on Spring Island. McGee has served his community by volunteer work with Angel Food, National Honor Society and Family Promise.

McGee is senior at Savannah Christian Preparatory School. He is a National Merit AP Scholar, was awarded an SCPS Academic Merit Scholarship for four years, and earned Headmaster’s List by being in the top 10 percent of his class. McGee is the Student Body President, Captain of the Men’s Cross Country Team and Captain of the Men’s Soccer Team, member of the Beta Club and member of the French National Honor Society at Savannah Christian.  He is a member of Grace Coastal Church and is the son of David and Lynn McGee of  Okatie.

The SAR Eagle Scout Recognition and Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Eagle Scouts in our communities. Every SAR chapter sponsors an Eagle Scout Competition that includes an application detailing Scouting experience, academic achievements and community service, a 500-word essay on patriotic theme, and a four-generation genealogy chart. The winner of each state competition competes in the National Society’s Eagle Scout Competition.