After seven years as the city’s Eagle Scout coordinator, Marcy Hamilton plans on retiring from the role now that her son is a senior―a senior in college, that is.
“My husband thinks I’m insane because we don’t have a Boy Scout that age,” said Hamilton, a 20-year Powegian. “I figured I had all this training and what was I going to do with it? ... I decided to put my talents to work and it’s been wonderful.”
As an “Indian, not a Chief,” Hamilton says she’s assisted the Scout program however she could, including helping complete 170 projects. She won’t single out any one as particularly memorable because they’ve all been important.
“The projects that these Scouts do really help,” she said. “I believe in the Boy Scouts. If you meet a young man who’s been through the process you can just tell the difference.”
Powegian Elizabeth Segil will take over Hamilton’s position next year. Hamilton says she’s looking forward to having more free time, though she’ll continue to serve on the Black Mountain District Committee.