Walker’s involvement in Boy Scouts began when he was in first grade, and UA offered Cub Scouts through the Enrichment Program. At the age of 11, Walker became a Boy Scout and has advanced through the rankings over the years as part of Troop 55 in Monroe and currently Troop 276 in Indian Trail. “Being in Scouts has taught me a lot of life skills and how important it is to be loyal and helpful,” stated Walker.
Walker’s landscaping and beautification project took months of planning, preparation, recruiting help and donations from family, friends, and local businesses. The two large cedar planters not only took time to build, they also required a lot of resources such as the raw cedar, the milling of the cedar into usable boards, dirt to fill the planters, and help to install them. Donations from Weyerhaeuser, Matthews Building Supply, UA parent Tim Westcoat owner Westcoat Millwork, Walker’s uncle Mike Kenerley owner of the Essential Gardener, and help from members of his pack to install the planters were instrumental in Walker’s quest to fulfill his goal.
The planters are a beautiful and meaningful gift to Union Academy that will welcome families and visitors for years to come. Walker added, “Since I am a Lifer of Union Academy, I wanted to do a project to give back to the school.”
Walker is the son of Charlie and Julie Hudson (first grade teacher).