Green River Star -

By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Eagle Scout honors obtained

 


When boys join the scouts, usually starting in the Cub Scouts, many have visions of becoming an Eagle Scout.

Despite all of their efforts, most do not make it. For various reasons, including interests changing or joining other activities, the scouts usually move onto something else.

Recently, Green River Boy Scout Troop 19 honored three of its scouts with Eagle Scout awards.

One of those awards was given to Green River High School ninth-grade student Caleb Nathan.

Nathan joined the Cub Scouts and has been a member of Troop 19 for the past four years. He decided to join the Cub Scouts because it coincided with his passion for being outside and camping.

Throughout the years, Nathan has participated in numerous scouting events, including helping out with projects at SW-WRAP and making blankets for the Huntsman Cancer Center. He and Troop 19 also completed numerous projects for the City of Green River.

One of his favorite projects was when he helped a fellow Boy Scout make signs for the City of Green River.

To become an Eagle Scout, a scout must have a total of 21 or more merit badges, serve in various leadership positions within the troop, pass all of the previous ranks and show leadership skills by coordinating a service project.

Nathan didn’t have to think to long about what service project he wanted to complete in order to earn his Eagle Scout honor.

“I saw that Riverside Park was in need of some cleaning and staining so I got permission from the city to do so,” Nathan said.

The Riverside Park improvements helped the city keep its good park image; and it was an opportunity for Nathan to lead.

“I learned how to lead large groups of people and how to organize and plan better,” he said.

Nathan has enjoyed his time in the scouts and is proud to say he had learned leadership skills, teamwork and a lot of survival and every day life skills.

When he is not busy with the scouts, Nathan is in cross country, track and wrestling.

Nathan wanted to thank all of the people who made obtaining his Eagle Scout a possibility.

 

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