On Tuesday, the Sequoyah District of the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented its Heart of an Eagle Award to Cedar Bluff Head Football Coach Jonathan McWhorter.
Coach McWhorter has worked in Education for twenty years – the last nineteen years have been at Cedar Bluff High School, where he has served as the Head Football Coach for the past fourteen years, McWhorter was involved in the Boy Scouts growing up. He was a Life Scout, and a member of the Order of the Arrow. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling.
The Heart of an Eagle Award is unique to the Greater Alabama Council and recognizes deserving individuals who have demonstrated leadership, character and integrity in their service to the community, their profession and their country. It symbolizes strength and compassion and demonstrates that leadership and philanthropy go hand-in-hand in serving your fellow man.
Former University of Alabama Quarterback Andrew Zow who played for the Crimson Tide from 1998 – 2002 delivered the keynote address.
The Greater Alabama Council encompasses 22 counties in north-central Alabama, and its Sequoyah District serves youth and adult volunteers in DeKalb and Cherokee County.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values they strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.