Boy Scout Paul Murdock of Johnstown was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Jan. 8.

Boy Scout Paul Murdock of Johnstown was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Jan. 8.

He is the 38th Scout from Troop 317, chartered by St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gahanna, to earn Eagle rank since the troop was reconstituted in 1994.

For Murdock's Eagle Scout project, he painted and remodeled one of Junior Achievement of Central Ohio's Biztown mock businesses in downtown Columbus.

During his review, the three-member Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Board of Review quizzed Murdock for 90 minutes regarding his scouting experiences.

Murdock, a junior at St. Francis DeSales High School, is the son of Norm and Brenda Murdock of Johnstown.