Korey Watts earns Eagle Scout Rank

Published 8:02 am Friday, January 12, 2024

Staff Reports

Korey Watts, son of Samantha Mumphery of Cordele and Mike Watts of Tifton, completed his Board of Review to earn the rank of Eagle Scout  on January 11, 2024.  He becomes the 34th young man to earn the coveted rank in the 34-year history of Cordele Boy Scout Troop 270 and the 74th Eagle Scout from a Crisp County Boy Scout Troop.   Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable through the Boy Scouts of America.
Korey joined Troop 270 on April 8, 2017, after crossing over from Cordele Cub Scout Pack 270.  He has earned 30 merit badges, which also qualified him for a bronze palm.  Palms are awarded for every five merit badges above the 21 required for Eagle.
Korey is a 2021 graduate of National Youth Leadership Training, an advanced leadership and team building course offered at the Council level by the Boy Scouts of America.  He is also a Brotherhood member of the Withlacoochee Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society.
Korey is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Lee Mumphery of Cordele and the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Watts of Tifton.  He is member of the Crisp County Cougar Marching Band.