Eagle Scout builds fence for Jacksonville’s FBCH campus
Aug 16, 2010
Florida Baptist Witness

Joey and Jamie Vaughn with the son, Joseph Vaugh, at his Eagle Scout ceremony. Joseph built a fence for the Jacksonville campus of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home. The Vaughn’s are members of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Courtesy photo
Vaughn said he was especially grateful for the help of his parents, Joey and Jamie, and of Scout leaders Gary Dickinson, Wayne Ballaso and Roger Dehart who remain in scouting even though their own sons have completed the Eagle Scout rank. Vaughn said he could see “joy in their faces” that made the day even more special for him.

During the ceremony, Joey Vaughn, a Jacksonville attorney who was active in his oldest son’s scouting, expressed pride in Joseph and cited the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” in telling those attending the ceremony to be prepared for eternity as well as for life.

Less than 24 hours after becoming an Eagle Scout, Joseph Vaughn, a graduate of Harvest Community School, shared a testimony during the morning service at First Baptist Church as one of two high seniors chosen to speak on Senior Day. He said he told the congregation he noticed Christians often complimented each other more than God.

“We need to get the focus back on Christ,” the younger Vaughn said. “If we focus on Him, we will live for Him and our priorities will fall into place.”

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