Proclamation for Courtney Miller.

From left: Council members Paul Day, Dan Tucker, Mayor Pro Tem Adrienne Belkum, Eagle Scout Courtney Miller and Council Member Floyd McLendon.

In a heartfelt proclamation issued on February 13th, 2024, Adrienne Balkum, Mayor Pro Tem of McLendon-Chisholm, Texas, shone a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of Courtney J. Miller, a trailblazing member of Scouts BSA Troop 1524 in Rockwall County.

From her pioneering role as the troop’s first female scout to her recent attainment of the prestigious Eagle rank on September 25th, 2023, Courtney’s journey in scouting is nothing short of inspirational. Along the way, she has amassed an impressive array of accomplishments, including earning 31 merit badges, Bronze and Gold Palms, and taking on various leadership roles within her troop.

Courtney’s dedication to service is equally commendable, with 181 hours of total service contributed during her scouting tenure. Notably, her impactful Eagle Scout project, “Helping Those in Poverty with Toiletries,” brought together the community to assist over 170 people in need, showcasing her commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Beyond her local community, Courtney’s outdoor adventures and leadership pursuits have taken her far and wide. She has completed rigorous leadership training multiple times, participated in national youth leadership programs, staffed winter camps, and embarked on high-adventure treks covering significant distances.

Courtney’s accolades extend beyond her scouting achievements, with additional awards recognizing her prowess in outdoor activities and her membership in esteemed organizations like the Order of the Arrow.

In recognition of Courtney J. Miller’s exemplary leadership, service, and dedication to scouting, Mayor Pro Tem Adrienne Balkum proudly presented a proclamation as a testament to her outstanding contributions. It serves as a reminder of the transformative power of youth leadership and community engagement, embodying the spirit of service and excellence upheld by Scouts BSA.