Brandon Morrison, 15, son of Russ and Lori Morrison, of Tyler, has earned the highest rank advancement in the Boy Scouts of America, that of Eagle Scout.
A member of Troop 335, chartered by First Christian Church of Tyler, Brandon is one of a small percentage of all Boy Scouts who ever attain the rank of Eagle.
Brandon chose as his Eagle Scout project to design and build four large outdoor benches for use on the campus of East Texas Christian Academy (ETCA) in Tyler. He also restored the only two picnic tables used on campus. Prior to the completion of the project, ETCA had no outdoor benches on its campus. Brandon identified, planned and implemented his project earlier this year. He also utilized fundraising efforts to finance the project. More than 20 scouts from Troop 335 assisted Brandon on the day the benches were built and permanently placed on the campus. ETCA later provided an article in its school newspaper describing the project and expressing appreciation for the much needed campus improvements.
Brandon continues a family tradition in Scouting as both of his late grandfathers, Johnnie M. Stewart, of Tyler, and James W. Morrison, of Beaumont, were each active in Scouting as well. Brandon's father and uncle, Wes Morrison, of Little Rock, Ark., are also Eagle Scouts.
Brandon was honored with an Eagle Court of Honor on Nov. 2, 2013, in the Chapel of Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler. A reception was held in Pirtle Hall of Marvin United Methodist Church.