Parker is a member of Boy Scout Troop 250, which is sponsored by Bethany Baptist Church. He is the son of Bob and Patricia Parker of Callao and a junior at Northumberland High School, where he is on the golf and soccer teams, president of the Beta Club and plays trumpet in the marching band.
Parker’s scouting accomplishments include 26 merit badges, 104 nights camping, 164 miles hiking and 111 hours of community service. He also is a member of the Nawakwa Lodge Order of the Arrow Native American Dance Team and finished fourth in the nation at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference in Northern Traditional Dance.
Parker’s Eagle Scout project consisted of repairing the tables in the PAES greenhouse and building a shelter where Northumberland High School PAES students can sell plants. Parker has completed Boy Scout National Youth Leadership Training, has earned the 50 miler award while completing a whitewater canoe trip on the New River in 2011, attended the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree and will attend the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree in West Virginia as a staff member in the Indian Village.
For his accomplishments, Parker received the Marine Corps League Good Citizen Award, a commendation from the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates, and resolutions of recognition from the Northumberland County Board of Supervisors and Rep. Robert Wittman.
After graduation from Northumberland High School, Parker plans to pursue a degree in environmental science and recreation and hopes to find employment in a national park as an interpreter or ranger.