Colin Hube, son of Eric and Stephanie Hube of Collierville, has earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. Colin is a member of Boy Scout Troop 48, which is chartered by Faith Presbyterian Church in Germantown.
Colin is the 76th Scout to earn Eagle Rank as a member of Troop 48, which has recorded a 6% Eagle Scout attainment rate during its proud 89-year history, compared to just 2% for Troops nationwide over that period.
Colin has enjoyed countless exciting campouts and trips during his decade-plus of Scouting. His most memorable Scouting experience combined two of his favorite Scouting activities, travel and backpacking, on a week-long trip to Colorado.
Colin’s favorite merit badge was Metalwork because he was fascinated by the process of shaping metal after heating it in a super-hot fire.
Colin is a senior at Briarcrest Christian School, where he has assisted with lighting for numerous theater productions. He also serves as head lifeguard for Halle Plantation Pool. He offers sound advice to younger Scouts: “If you aspire to earn Eagle rank, move up in the Scouting ranks early so you don’t have so many things to do in a short period of time leading up to your 18th birthday Eagle deadline!”
Colin counts his Eagle Leadership Service Project among his favorite Scouting experiences. Eagle projects require Scouts to demonstrate multiple skills, including planning, fundraising, time management and leadership. For his Eagle Project, Colin built new storage shelves for Briarcrest’s band instruments. He raised $940 for materials and supplies, and he and his Troop 48 volunteers amassed a total of 181 working hours completing his project.
After graduating from Briarcrest, Colin plans to attend Samford University. He will major in accounting with a minor in either business management or entrepreneurship, with an eye toward starting a small business.