Victoria’s Mark York Doane was recently named an Eagle Scout, the highest honor in scouting.
His Eagle Scout project was cemetery documentation at the Catholic Resurrection Cemetery, according to a press release.
He is a member of Scout Troop 368 of the South Texas Council. He received 90 badges of merit and 13 additional palm trees, including five bronze, four gold and four silver medals.
Mark is a member of the Karankawa Lodge 307 vigil and the former second assistant director of the program.
He completed a Hornaday Conservation Project removing invasive species such as nutrias and Chinese sebum trees in Riverside Park along the Guadalupe River. Then he planted 54 bald cypress trees along the river bank. According to the press release, he also received the 2019 Youth Leadership Award for Humanitarianism from the STARS Clinic for his Hornaday project.
Mark is the son of Guy and Donna Easley Doane and the brother of John Doane and the late Bryan Doane, who was also an Eagle Scout. He is a senior at Victoria East High School where he is a member of the college golf team and has been academic throughout the district. After graduation, he plans to attend Victoria College and study business administration. He also plans to work for the family business Easley Insurance Agency.
The award ceremony of the Court of Honor took place on May 11th in the Sky Restaurant.