He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Samples and Patrick Nolan of Syracuse, N.Y. Frank graduated from Bradley Central High School the same weekend as his Eagle Scout rank was awarded to him.
He is a member of North Cleveland Church of God where he served on the Youth Leadership team and in the Children’s nursery.
Nolan is the 106th Scout to earn the rank of Eagle from Troop 10, the oldest troop in the Ocoee District. Troop 10 is charted by Broad Street United Methodist Church in Cleveland.
Frank’s 10 years in scouting began in Cub Scout pack 3136. He crossed over to Boy Scout and Troop 10 in 2006.
He has attended summer camps at Skymont Scout Reservation in Altamont, Robert Woodruff Scout Reservation near Atlanta as well as two backpacking treks to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
He also worked two summers on the waterfront staff at Skymont.
To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must earn 21 merit badges and complete an Eagle project. Frank earned 28 merit badges and his project, with the help of family, friends, and Troop 10 Scouts and leaders.
His project was the removal of an old set of bleachers from the campus of Black Fox Elementary School and construction of a shelter in the same location.
The project was completed with help from family, friends, Troop 10 Scouts and leaders as well as Judson Barber, the Building and Trades instructor from Bradley Central High School.
Frank is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He will continue in scouting as staff at Skymont.
The Eagle Court of Honor for Nolan was held at the Hurt Lodge at Johnston Woods with a reception following the ceremony.
Participating in the Ceremony with Scouts from Troop 10 were Eddie Jones, middle school pastor of North Cleveland Church of God; Dr. Jason Robinson, executive director of WHOM International Missions Organization; Dr. W. C. Stanbery, Scoutmaster of Troop 10; Tony Logan, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 10; and Life Scout Ian Stanbery.