Noah William Francois, 16, a student at High Point Regional High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 180 in Branchville, received his Eagle Scout rank, Scouting's highest rank, on Sept. 10.


This accomplishment represents more than seven years of adventure, fun, work and dedication. During the process of satisfying the requirements for Eagle rank, Francois has performed community service, provided service and leadership for his troop and is currently serving as troop guide to help younger Scouts. In addition to the traditional outdoor skills learned in Boy Scouts, Francois has a host of merits badges including photography, digital technology, fingerprint, robotics, wilderness survival, weather and woodworking.


Francois donated his Eagle Scout project a “GAGA PIT” game to his former elementary/middle school, Frankford Township School, in Frankford. He raised more than $3,800.00 to build the project and led his troop members, friends, family and the community to build it. Gaga is a game played by all ages inside of an octagon. The object of the game is to be the last one standing inside the pit. The project was a complete success!


Francois will be formally presented the Eagle Scout award at a Court Of Honor ceremony at Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Franklin, on Saturday Oct. 19 at 2 p.m


He is the son of Tammy and Jean Marie Francois, of Branchville.