Tay Eagle 2014Taylen David Lee, a member of the Mesquite 3rd Ward Troop 488, was presented the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, The Eagle Scout Award. Only 2% of Boy Scouts earn their Eagle, so it is indeed a great accomplishment.

The Eagle Court of Honor was held on August 19, 2014. Taylen’s escort was Blue Lee, an Eagle recipient himself. The Eagle Charge was given by Jay Hills, followed with Art Shaner presenting the Eagle Award. Taylen was then invited to join the “Eagle Nest”, an elite group. With 21 merit badges required, Taylen went above and beyond earning 28. His favorite merit badge is camping because he loves the outdoors. Taylen attended Camp Kolob this summer as a youth leader. He enjoyed helping the younger Scouts earn merit badges.

Taylen joined the scouting program in 2007 and earned his Arrow of Light in 2010, the highest award for a Webelo. To earn his Eagle, Taylen had to complete many steps and appear before the Eagle Board several times for approval. He fulfilled his service hours with projects such as the Scouts for Food drives and giving service as needed to his church and community. Taylen’s Eagle Project was achieved by removing, scrubbing and power washing all the tables and chairs in the Whipple Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After which, the tables and chairs were hand dried and returned back to their place in the building. He has appreciated the help of family and friends.

Taylen Lee is 15 years old and is a sophomore at Virgin Valley High School. He is the son of Dawn and Charlie Lee. Taylen’s grandparents are Steve and Dena Hoff, Katie and the late John Lee of Mesquite. Job well done, Taylen! Congratulations!