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Honoring Todd Matthew Calton

Rep. Sam Graves

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Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Todd Matthew Calton. Todd is a very special young man who has exemplified the finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by taking an active part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 397, and earning the most prestigious award of Eagle Scout.

Todd has been very active with his troop, participating in many scout activities. Over the many years Todd has been involved with scouting, he has not only earned 53 merit badges, but also the respect of his family, peers, and community. Most notably, Todd is a member of the Order of the Arrow and earned the rank of Tom-Tom Beater in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Todd has also contributed to his community through his Eagle Scout project. Todd built an outdoor volleyball court at Kearney Bible Church in Kearney, Missouri, a project that took Todd and his team of volunteers 340 hours to complete. Todd also plans on serve our country in the United States Marine Corps beginning in September 2012.

Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in commending Todd Matthew Calton for his accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of America and for his efforts put forth in achieving the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.