Diego Calderon, son of Mere and Delia Calderon received his Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Currently Diego is attending Snow College. He graduated from Virgin Valley High School in 2014 where he participated in track and football. He was a member of Venture Crew sponsored by the Spanish Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
For his Eagle Project Diego collected 500 pairs of eyeglasses, cleaned them and with the help of the Young Women in his branch, made cases for the glasses and sent them to Mexico to be given to those in need. Spanish Branch President David Leavitt gave the Eagle charge to Diego and told him the scout oath and laws are a solemn oath and obligation to God and country and all human beings. President Leavitt challenged Diego to, “Live as to bring honor to your brother scouts and exemplify all the points of the scout law. America has many great things to offer but America will only be as great as the quality of its citizens. I challenge you to build your community with unselfish work, have a reverence to God and leave behind a record that you will be justly proud.“ Diego was asked to make the scout sign and pledge to always strive to be prepared, help others and to live the scout oath and law.
Tony Oxborrow and his wife, Marilyn, spoke at the Court of Honor via Skype. They are currently serving a mission for the LDS church in Peru Cusco Family History Records preservation. Mr. Oxborrow helped Diego through out his advancement in scouting, taking him on camp outs and helping with Diego’s merit badges and his Eagle Project. Diego presented his mentor pin to Mr. Oxborrow in gratitude for his help in achieving this rank of Eagle Scout.
Mark Tichenor, District Commissioner of the Virgin River Valley, presented Diego with an engraved pocket knife as a reminder to always be prepared.