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Welcome to the Home Page of the Boy Scout Troop 472 of Baxley, Georgia

Meeting Time: Monday 7:00 p.m.

Location: First United Methodist Church in Baxley

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News and Recent Events

  • J. Stephen Lewis Receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

                The award was given to him on February 26th at the Good Scout Breakfast.  The Distinguished Eagle Award is given to an Eagle Scout who has served his community and gone above and beyond to mold the lives of many, many youth.

                J. Stephen Lewis was a member of Troop 372 in Baxley, Georgia which was a part of the Okefenokee Area Council. Steve received his Eagle Scout award in 1962, God and Country award, and was a member of the Order of the Arrow (Brotherhood).   Steve went to Philmont in 1961.

                Steve graduated from Appling County High School, undergraduate at Emory University (BBA), and received his JD from the University of Georgia, School of Law.

    He was a member of the Executive Board of the Coastal Empire Council from 1973 or 1974 to 2004 and served as President of the Council in 1987-1988. 

                Steve is a member of the Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, the Savannah Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the American Bar Association, Probate and Property Section, and Fiduciary Law Section)


  • The Boy Scout GOLDEN EAGLE DINNER was held Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church.  The 2010 Dinner Honoree and the recipient of the Golden Eagle Award is Bill Bowers, Jr.   The Dinner Leadership Team includes; Kelly Bird, Matt Jones, Bobby Lewis, Alvin Tuten and Victor Williams. The Dinner Chair is Jimmy Harden.  The funds raised at this dinner will help make the Scouting program available to over 2,500 young people in  Southeast Georgia.  Scouting continues to thrive due in large part to friends who provide the funds to support our mission, "to instill values in young people".  We would like to thank all of you who attended and gave to scouting. We also thank the following corporate sponsors:  Baxley Kiwanis, M & S Steel, Northwestern Mutual and Wal-Mart. 


Last Modified: 02/10/2013