Jacob Rogers has been honored with the $1,500 Henderson Traylor Eagle Scout Scholarship. He is the son of Jeff and Rhonda Rogers.
Jacob, a standout on the LaGrange High School soccer team, is heading to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa this fall and plans to major in mechanical engineering.
The Boy Scouts of America issued a charter to the First Methodist Church of LaGrange in 1927 to establish Troop 21, and since that time, over 100 boys have earned the prestigious Eagle Scout Award. Mr. Henderson Traylor joined this new Troop as a young boy and became one of its first two Eagle Scouts in 1936.
Mr. Traylor worked for the Boy Scouts as a district executive before serving at the Pentagon. After returning home from military service, he joined his uncle at Hutchinson Traylor Insurance Company. He served as the Scoutmaster for Troop 21 in 1947. His son, Tom Traylor (shown in the photo with Jacob) earned his Eagle Scout award in 1967, and then two grandsons earned their Eagle Scout Award some years later. As a tribute to Mr. Traylor, who was a lifelong supporter and leader in both the church and Troop 21, a scholarship in his name was established in 2009 to be awarded to an outstanding Eagle Scout from Troop 21.
Congratulations, Jacob! We are so proud of you for earning the Eagle Scout award and the scholarship to commemorate Mr. Traylor’s service to Troop 21 and LaGrange First Methodist.