Lincoln welcomes Martin to Eagle Scout ranks

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T.C. Martin, 18, of Lincoln recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. He celebrated with 140 family and friends attending his Eagle Court of Honor where stunt pilot Tim Decker flew over his Court of Honor. Those attending included Mayor Tom Cosgrove and Dr. Lindy Grey representing Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt. Martin is in Boy Scout Troop 185 of Lincoln. The Lincoln Kiwanis Club sponsors the troop. He has been in Scouts since 1998, starting as a Tiger Cub and bridging to Boy Scouts in 2003, led by his father, Scoutmaster Tim Martin. Martin advanced through the scouting ranks, serving as senior patrol leader, quartermaster, den chief, patrol leader, troop guide and now as assistant scoutmaster. He was elected into the Order of the Arrow in 2004. He led the opening ceremony at the city of Lincoln’s 100th Birthday Celebration in 2009. He has earned 28 merit badges with cooking, citizenship in the nation and swimming among his favorites. Martin also earned the mile swim award, Paul Bunyan woodsman award, emergency-preparedness award, 100 days and nights of camping award and the 50-miler award. For his Eagle project, Martin solicited donations from Sierra Pacific Industries and Eagle Plumbing and Rooter. He organized 53 helpers to clear ivy and old shrubs, remove garbage, repair sprinklers, dig holes to plant new shrubs and spread new bark in the front area of First Street School. Martin graduated from Horizon Charter School with a 3.85 GPA. He plans to attend Sierra College and then transfer to Hawaii State University to complete his education as a marine biologist. ~ Staff report