Trey Fred Houston Eagle Scout Award

Trey Fred Houston received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor.  He is a member of Troop 2041 sponsored by the Bunkerville First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  His project was installing a flag pole and flag on Bunkerville, Mountain at Nays Ranch-Aravada Springs …. “reminding all of the freedom we enjoy and reminder of those who have fought and are fighting for our great Country, especially as we are enjoying our families and the great outdoors,” Trey said. Trey has earned 25 merit badges; only 21 are required.

He is an NRA Youth representative for Nevada and recently attended The YES Program in Washington, DC. He is a certified Youth Archery Shooting Sports Instructor (NRA/4-H), 4-H Youth Ambassador, and shows livestock yearly at the Clark County Jr. Livestock Show during the Clark County Fair(4-H). He enjoys hunting, 4 wheeling, camping, fishing and time with family and friends. He is currently enrolled in The Mesquite Fire and Rescue Explorer Program pursuing goals of becoming a firefighter/paramedic. He is the son of Corey and Denise Houston.

Jayson Andrus, fire chief for Mesquite, spoke about Trey’s dedication to the explorer program.  Andrus gave Trey 3 points to remember: “1. Comparison is the thief of joy as Teddy Roosevelt said.  Don’t compare yourself to others but do right because it is the right thing to do and if you are the only one standing alone, be proud and stand for what is right.” 2. “There is no elevator to success, so take the stairs.  The Scout Law is the foundation; it is the stairway of life and the values in the 12 point of the law are unparalleled. 3. ‘Success,’ to quote Winston Churchill, “ is the ability to go from one failure to another with no stopping.” Andrus challenged Trey to lift others and use his skills to be of service to others.

Jade Hafen gave Trey the Eagle Charge asking Trey to reaffirm his allegiance to the 3 points of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.  “You have an obligation and responsibility with the rank of Eagle Scout, to do your duty to God, your Country and your fellow scouts.    Stick to your task – beginners are many, and finishers are few.” Hafen quoted Pres. Thomas S. Monson who said, “Be a finisher. There has always been a need for those who could be called finishers.  Their ranks are few, their opportunities many, their contributions great. Eagle Scouts are finishers.”  Hafen continued, “The future of American depends on its citizens; I charge you to be a leader and lift up every office you hold and others will be inspired to finer living. Be a bridge builder for those who follow along the trail to Eagle Scout.” Trey accepted the pledge by saying, “On my Honor I will make my training, example, rank and influence count strongly for better citizenship in my troop, community, and contact with others – to this I pledge my sacred Honor.”

Chris Allen presented the Eagle Award to his mother to pin it on his uniform.  Trey presented pins to his mother and father in recognition of their help along the trail to Eagle Scout.

Trey presented his mentor pin to Chris Allen, his scoutmaster.  Trey’s Eagle Escort, Charlie Lee, then escorted him to the Eagle’s nest.  Trey was also presented with a pocketknife engraved with ‘Eagle Scout.’

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