10 Eagle Scouts in the Valley

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Front Left to Right:Addison Biasi, Trevon Hollingshead, Reid Jensen, Brenden Bunker and Jayden Perkins. Back row Left to Right: Kade Haviland, Joshua Abbott, Jaden Hollingshead, Garret Hafen and Logan Felix. Photo by: Janet Dodenbier.

An Eagle Court of Honor was held for 10 young men in Troop/Team/Crew 2314 sponsored by the Bunkerville 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Those receiving their Eagle Scout Award were Joshua L. Abbott, Addison Biasi, Garret Hafen, Jaden Hollinghead,  Trevon  Hollingshead,  Brenden Bunker, Logan Felix, Kade Haviland, Andrew Jensen and Jayden Perkins. Congressman Cresent Hardy was the guest speaker. He told the scouts that becoming an Eagle Scout is one of the most important achievements in their life to date. “You are surrounded with people who want you to achieve. You have had the opportunity to grow up in a valley with a strong heritage and traditions of honesty and integrity. You have great examples in this community of good people. They are great examples. Thank you for serving this community and contributing your service through your Eagle projects,” he said.  He presented each Eagle Scout with a certificate of Congressional Recognition for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and a United State Flag that was flown over the capitol in Washington, D.C.

Kendall Anderson, their scout leader, in forming the Eagle’s nest said, “There are many ranks in scouting, the title of Eagle Scout comes with a title you carry for the rest of your life. That is why we continue to honor those who have achieved the rank of Eagle by forming an Eagle’s nest.  It is important to let people know that you are an Eagle Scout. It shows others who you are and your behavior and stature encourage others to learn and experience what you have learned. You will receive a tie tack tonight; wear it to let others know who you are.”

Craig Haderlie, District Commissioner, gave them the Eagle Charge. “I charge you to make your actions a guide to others. I Challenge you to hold before you the ideals of honor and service.  The words you first learned when you became a scout will mean more to you now. Those words are ‘On my Honor.’ There is a code of an Eagle Scout.”  He asked the scouts to stand and recite the Scout Oath and reaffirm their allegiance to the scout oath and law and take the responsibility of being an Eagle Scout.  “On my honor I will make my actions and life an example of scouting and better citizenship in my Troop and community and contacts with other people.” He reminded them that these words ‘On My Honor” are the same words used by the signers of the Declaration of Independence – ‘We pledge our lives and our sacred honor.’ Remember these words in your contract with others.”

The fathers presented the scouts with the Eagle badge, the scouts then pinned the mother’s pin on their mothers and presented their fathers with a tie tack.  Craig Haderlie presented an engraved pocketknife to each Eagle Scout as a reminder to always be prepared.

It was an impressive site to see ten Eagle Scouts standing behind the podium after receiving their awards. Many thanks to those leaders and parents that helped them on the trail – Bishop Jon Felix, Bishop Jared Hollingshead, Brian Haviland, previous Young Men’s President, Jason Andrus, Young Men’s President and Janarah Hollingshead, advancement chairman.

The MLN is awaiting detailed info about each of the Eagles and will have that feature online as soon as it is received.

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