On May 15, Robert Seth Hooten became the 38th Eagle Scout of Troop 338 of Prairie du Rocher.
His Eagle Scout project was the cleaning and painting of the dugouts at the St. Joseph’s /Prairie du Rocher School baseball fields. He chose the school colors for the dugouts.
Hooten would like to express his gratitude to Ace Hardware of Red Bud and Crystal Gravot at Total Eclipse for donations to his project. He also appreciates all those who helped in any way, be it time, moral support or supplies. In addition, Hooten is grateful to Troop Master Michael Glenn, for all his leadership, dedication and guidance for the troop.
On Nov. 28, 2017, Hooten enlisted in the Army National Guard. He is currently at Fort Jackson, SC for basic training. He will be back to finish his senior year of high school at Red Bud this fall.
He is the son of Robert and Heather Hooten.