Brandon Alexander Cather, son of James and Sue Cather of Dublin, received the Eagle Scout award during recent ceremonies at the Northwest Presbyterian Church.

Brandon Alexander Cather, son of James and Sue Cather of Dublin, received the Eagle Scout award during recent ceremonies at the Northwest Presbyterian Church.

Cather is an eight-year member of Boy Scout Troop 117 chartered to St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Church. He is also an Ordeal member of the Tecumseh Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, Honorary Campers Society.

Prior to joining Troop 117, Cather was a member of Cub Scout Pack 116, chartered to the Bailey Elementary School PTO, where he earned the highest award of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light.

To receive the highest award of scouting, the Eagle Scout award, he completed 21 merit badges, attended seven week-long summer camps, numerous weekend outings and two 10-day treks through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M., completed a week-long kayaking trek from the Pamlico Sea Base on the North Carolina Outer Banks and completed an Eagle Scout project.

For his project, he planned, designed and completed the construction of several benches for the Northwest Presbyterian Church.

In total, he and 17 others donated nearly 185 hours to complete the project.

Cather is a 2010 graduate of Dublin Coffman High School and is currently a freshman at Columbus State Community College.

He is a member of the Northwest Presbyterian Church, where he has been active in the Northwest Presbyterian Church's Youth Group and with them he journeyed to Alabama to assist in their Aid Mission of Hurricane Katrina.