Vogel earns Eagle Scout Award

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Jeremy Vogel, son of Chris and Stephanie Vogel, received his Eagle Scout Award on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at a ceremony in the Art Museum Pavilion. MLN-Vogelmar5-15

Vogel is a member of Venture Crew 488 sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His Eagle Project was refurbishing the Old Firehouse next to the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum. There is now a display area for wild life, farming and ranching equipment and tools of the settlers and a military collection of ammunition, and gear used by servicemen. Jeremy made a catalog of artifacts and built shelves to hold the displayed items. He is a senior at Virgin Valley High school and a member of the band. Jeremy earned 36 merit badges; 21 are required for his Eagle Scout. He will be eligible to receive three palms for the other merit badges he earned.

Erika Marler, museum coordinator, thanked him for his hard work in redoing the firehouse so these artifacts can have a permanent display area.  She presented Jeremy with a plaque to thank him on behalf of the City of Mesquite.

Terry Anderson, advancement chairman for Troop 488, gave him the Eagle Charge. She charged him to use this project as an example for the rest of his life. “Organizing and staying with a task can accomplish great things. I charge you to have faith and courage to go forth and serve, to do your civic and religious duties. Work hard and persevere and this will lead you throughout your life to great satisfaction. I charge you to stand for all that is right and good and go forth to find ways to serve in your community and church,” Mrs. Anderson said.

Jeremy repeated the scout oath and his mother pinned the Eagle Badge on and Jeremy presented pins to his parents for their help and support. Jeremy presented the mentor pin to Mrs. Anderson in gratitude for her help in reaching his goal. Jeremy was presented with an engraved pocket knife by Mark Tichenor, Virgin River Valley District Chairman.

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