Leroy Toombs, received his Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony at the LDS Seminary Building on March 9, 2016.
He is a member of Venture Crew 2082 sponsored by the Mesquite 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His Eagle Project was to put the caps on the chain link fences at the Mesquite city baseball fields. Leroy earned 43 merit badges; only 21 merit badges are required for the Eagle Rank. He is eligible to receive a bronze palm. His favorite merit badges were auto repair and farm equipment. He is a senior at Virgin Valley High School and plans on attending college in Wyoming and participating on college rodeo team. He is the grandson of Ray and Rose Toombs.
Cliff Hughes gave Leroy the Eagle Charge saying, “The Boy Scouts constitute one of the most wholesome and significant movements and you Leroy have been counted worthy of this highest rank that is one of honor and responsibility. I charge you to take this solemn obligation to God and your fellow scouts and to your country and live up to these obligations to bring honor to yourself and your fellow scouts.” I charge you to be a leader but lead only toward the best and live and serve so others will be led to the finest living. Dedicate your skills to common good, unselfish citizenship and reverence for God. Leave behind a record of clean living and honest work.”
Leroy presented his mentor pin to Jody Burnside, Troop Committee Chairman, for his help with his Eagle project. Leroy presented pins to his grandfather and grandmother for their help on the trail to Eagle. Mark Tichenor, Virgin River Valley District Chairman, presented Leroy with a pocketknife engraved with the words “Eagle Scout” to remind him of his achievements in scouting.
Brent Hughes, one of his scoutmasters, presented him with a handmade flint knife with a polished deer horn handle. Brent taught Leroy the art of chipping at the Mountain Man Rendezvous when he was a cub scout. Welcome to the Eagle Nest.
by Mesquite Stake Public Affairs