Friday, January 9, 2015

Local Boy Scouts earn Eagle Scout rank

Pictured here during the Eagle Scout Board of Review (l to r) are: Lito Ilagan, Kevin Zywina, Nikki McCarthy, Eagle Scout- Dalton Chatfield, District Eagle Scout Counselor-Paul Driver, Eagle Scout- Kenny Miller, John Vaage, and Hayden George.

By Bonnie Miller

Dalton Chatfield and Kenny Miller from Boy Scout Troop #536 on Dec. 27 had their Eagle Scout Board of Review and became Eagle Scouts.

Becoming an Eagle Scout is a tremendous accomplishment. The Eagle Scout rank may be earned by a Boy Scout who has been a Life Scout for at least six months and earns a minimum of 21 merit badges (12 merit badges being required).

This Scout must also fulfill certain requirements of leadership, service and outdoor skills. Earning the Eagle Scout rank is the highest advancement rank in Scouting.

Boy Scouts of America was established by Baden-Powell in Britain 1908. W.D. Boyce later founded the Boy Scout Association (BAS) on Feb. 8, 1910, in America. In 2013, 56,841 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank in America.

Dalton and Kenny would like to thank their fellow Scouts in Troop #536 for all of their help with the Eagle Scout projects; as well as their parents, grandparents, family members, friends, Scoutmaster- John Chatfield, Assistant Scoutmasters Travis Jensen and Dale Mclean, Eagle Scout Coach Brian Palmer, Will Crockett and Orofino Builders Supply, Superintendent Bob Vian, Justin Howard, Harold Kerley, Tama Naden, Corporal Mike Gladhart (Marine Deputy of the Orofino Sheriff’s Department), Don Beck and Wes Baker with Idaho Fish and Game, Juelie Traska with Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the United States Coast Guard for their donations and funding of these Eagle Scout projects.

Dalton and Kenny would also like to thank the Orofino community and surrounding towns for supporting all activities and programs throughout this year with their Troop #536. Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Dalton and Kenny invite you to see and use their Eagle Scout Projects. Dalton completed the three new outdoor garbage can holders at the Orofino Elementary School and Kenny completed the Life Jacket Loaner Station at Deyo Reservoir.

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