Beaumont receives Eagle Scout Award
By Dena Hoff
Alex Beaumont received his Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony on March 14, 2015. He is a member of Venture Crew 2488 sponsored by the Mesquite 3rd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His project was building steps for the gym floor in the LDS Stake Center. The steps can be used on the gym floorto access the stage that is often used for programs. He earned 26 merit badges; 21 are required. He is the son of Julie and Bryan Beaumont and is a senior at Virgin Valley High School. After graduation he plans to attend diesel mechanic school in Phoenix.
Neil Shumway, his uncle, said, “It takes dedication and commitment to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. These skills that you have learned will help you throughout your life. You now have a responsibility to help others reach their goals. There are a lot of challenges for a young scout going on his first camp-outs, but I challenge you to go forth and serve and help your fellow scouts. An Eagle Scout is a friend, a scholar, a shoulder to lean on and an example of all that is best in humanity.” Seth Saterfield gave Alex the Eagle Charge and said, “Look to the future opportunities to give service to others. The leadership and character traits that you have learned in scouting will stand you well in the future. You will now have an instant bond with other Eagles you meet for you know that you can trust them.”
Alex presented his scoutmaster, Charlie Lee, with the mentor pin for helping him. Charlie Lee said that it was Alex that pushed himself and came to Charlie with a desire to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout. Charlie said, “It was my pleasure to help Alex on the trail.” Charlie Lee also recognized Kameron Mickelson and Jon Meierhoff for helping Alex on the path.
Chris Shumway, an uncle, was Alex’s escort to the Eagle’s nest. Mark Tichenor, representing the Snow Canyon District BSA, congratulated Alex and presented him with an engraved pocket knife with the words, “Eagle Scout.”
John Pollock earns Eagle Scout Award
By Dena Hoff
John Pollock, son of Vern and Bonnie Pollock, received his Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony on March 8, 2015. He is a member of Venture Crew 41 sponsored by the Bunkerville 1st ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. John organized the annual food drive to benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank and the Community Food Banks in Mesquite and Beaver Dam. John earned a total of 31 merit badges; 21 merit badges are required and he is eligible to receive 2 palms for the other 10 merit badges. John is a junior at Virgin Valley High School and a member of the soccer team.
Craig Haderlie gave John the Eagle Charge, “Act so as to guide other scouts along the trail and be an example in your community. You have a torch to carry now to hold up the principles of honor and service. You have an obligation to represent the rank of Eagle Scouts.” Mr. Haderlie went on to charge John to “make your training, example and influence count strongly for better citizenship in your troop and community and your contacts with other people.”
John’s mother pinned the Eagle Badge on her son and John then presented pins of appreciation to his parents. He presented the mentor pin to his father for his encouragement and help in reaching this goal of Eagle Scout. John was awarded an engraved pocket knife with the word “Eagle Scout” engraved on it.