Tidwell, Nicholas Brent

Nicholas Tidwell, 18, is the son of Brent & Terry Tidwell of Lubbock, Texas. He is the younger brother of his sister Jamie and his brother Nathan who is also an Eagle Scout. He is the grandson of Frank Tidwell, Mary Tidwell (deceased) and Charles and Anne Gossett.

Nicholas began scouting as a Tiger Cub while attending Roscoe Wilson Elementary and continued as a cub scout with Pack 536 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed the night hikes at Post, survived the polar bear
at Caprock Canyon and hiked to the Lighthouse at Palo Duro. He also earned his Arrow of Light, perfected the art of the watermelon cheer and making a pinewood car. During these years Nicholas is honored to have been led by Den Leaders John Winker and Jon Thompson.

As a Boy Scout in Troop 157, Nicholas completed his Leadership Training and served as Librarian and Patrol Leader. Favorite times include Guadalupe Peak, biking Palo Duro, Philmont-Kanik and of course summer camp at Lake Murray which he was able to attend for the past nine years along with his father, Brent. Through those years Nicholas changed from just showing up and earning merit badges to helping set up camp and teaching merit badges. He also enjoyed working with Indian Camp and also the overall experiences that each year brought especially the goats, Dolly and Betsy (Where did they go again?).

During his Jr. High years at O. L. Slaton Nicholas began swimming with L.I.S.D. and continued for the next four years at Lubbock High where he achieved District
and Region Titles each year. He qualified for the State Championship his junior year as the third leg on the Men’s Relay team. His senior year Nick was Captain of the Lubbock High Men’s Swim Team and was honored as Outstanding Lubbock High Male Swimmer for 2009-2010. Nick graduated in May and is continuing his education at Texas A & M Galveston University where he is proud to be called a Sea Aggie.

All of these experiences culminated with the completion of Nicholas’ Eagle project where he and the team built a 12’ x 20’ outdoor shelter with two picnic tables for the Lubbock County Women’s Protective Services. This has provided much needed shade to the playground area and a comfortable place for outdoor meals. Thanks again for all the scouts who helped.

There are many other people Nicholas would like to thank: his brother Nathan and his cousins Timothy, Todd and Troy Tidwell who set the example by earning the Rank of Eagle Scout; the adult men of troop 157 who gave their time, patience, resources and leadership; the men and women of his church family who pray for him and set an example of a Godly walk; his grandparents who love him unconditionally; his mom, dad and sister who love him and continue teaching him; and Aunt Donna for her commitment and love for family and Troop 157.