Category Archives: Eagle Scout

Strength of Service BSA Version
By Larry Coppock
Oct 05, 2014

Raise Up A Child

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (KJV).   Evan Hunsberger’s upbringing epitomizes the essence of this Proverbs verse. Evan, a thirteen-year-old Life Scout in 1999, frequently watched his grandfather Eugene read from a pocket-size WWII-era devotional book, Strength [...]

Eagle Scout
By Allison Jarrett
Sep 22, 2014

Scouting—A Christensen Family Legacy

When Varsity Scout Alex Christensen of Team 916 sponsored by Payson Sixteenth LDS Ward, received the Eagle Scout award in November 2013, it was a tremendous accomplishment by a worthy and diligent young man. But Alex’s Eagle Scout accomplishment was symbolic of a remarkable Scouting family legacy that prominently utilizes the valuable aspects of Scouting. [...]

By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 31, 2014

Eagle Scout Project Fundraising: The Elephant in the Room

Taken from March 2014 Advancement News If asked to describe your mental picture of a successful Eagle Scout service project, most would mention service, leadership, teamwork, and a benefit to the community. However, as projects are proposed and planned, one key component, that of project funding, is often the “elephant in the room” that no [...]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 26, 2014

The Aims and Methods of Boy Scouting

The Scouting program has three specific objectives, known as the “Aims of Scouting.” They are character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. The methods are designed to accomplish the aims. Thus it is important you know and use the methods of Boys Scouting. Other methods may be good, but they will bring results quite different than we [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 19, 2014

The Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force: At Your Service

This article first appeared in the April-May 2014 Issue of Advancement News The National Advancement Committee’s Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force is dedicated to keeping the entire merit badge library up-to-date, relevant, and interesting for our Scouts. Experts in every field, both in and out of Scouting, are sought to review and make recommendations to [...]

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By Community Submission
Aug 14, 2014

The 14-year-old Toy Maker

This story was originally posted on The Imagination Foundation’s website. It’s not every day you meet someone like Noah Cahoon. The 14-year-old is an entrepreneur, inventor, toy maker, an Eagle Scout, even a CEO of his own company. He’s an airplane aficionado, an expert community builder, and loves to make cool stuff out of cardboard. Noah’s [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
Jul 16, 2014

How would you define the term ‘Eagle Scout’?

An “Eagle Scout” is a resourceful,thoughtful, fearless, creative, flawed crybaby with a heart of gold; whose strength is maintained through daily exercise, diet and meditation; and while not a fool is determined to be of service to anyone at literally any time when asked respectfully and honestly. The Eagle Scout hates evil, inequities, and dishonest [...]

Eagle Scout
By Boy Scouts of America
Jul 14, 2014

Eagle Scout Challenge

The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that “A Scout is trustworthy” is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to [...]

By Daily Herald
Jul 13, 2014

Eric Hauer named Eagle of the Week

This article reprinted from the Daily Herald, July 13, 2014: Ethan Hauer has been chosen as the Eagle Scout of the Week. Ethan was chosen from a pool of Scouts throughout Utah County. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout on July 1, 2014. Ethan shared the following responses with the Daily Herald. Name:  Ethan Hauer [...]

W. Vincent Wilding Feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: W. Vincent Wilding

W. Vincent Wilding, Springville – UT BYU Professor & Stake President Vincent Wilding served a mission in France, earned his Bachelor’s Degree at BYU, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He has worked at a small company as a research engineer and as company president, and is currently a professor at BYU.  [...]

Travis L. Wilcox Feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: Travis L. Wilcox

Travis L. Wilcox, Heber – UT Director of Technical Consulting Services and Training at Stoneware, a Lenovo Company & Stake President Travis Wilcox served a mission in Kobe, Japan. Upon returning, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from BYU. He spent his career working in the Information Technology field in [...]

Codi F. White Feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: Codi F. White

Codi F. White, Vernal – UT Administrative Services Manager, State of Utah Codi White has been a wonderful example of finding great satisfaction in service to others throughout his life.  Recently, while serving as a presenter at a Little Philmont training, he was overjoyed to see several men he served as their Scoutmaster, being trained as adult leaders. Being a small [...]

James W. Walker Feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: James W. Walker

James W. Walker, Pleasant Grove – UT Retired Imaging Specialist James Walker had the opportunity to meet Irving Berlin, Lord Rowallan (then the British Chief Scouter), and George Albert Smith at the National Court of Honor in 1947.  Their service impressed James and helped him realize that the best way to teach is by example. This approach has been a guideline for [...]

Mark R. Stoddard Feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: Mark R. Stoddard

Mark R. Stoddard, Nephi – UT President and CEO of Central Valley Medical Center  Mark Stoddard understands the importance of perseverance.  When he first applied for an administrator position in healthcare, Mark Stoddard’s college professor and previous administrator told him he was not qualified. In addition to that, he was told that the others applying for [...]

Greg M. Rosenvall Feature
By Melany Gardner
Jul 08, 2014

Outstanding Eagle: Greg M. Rosenvall

Greg M. Rosenvall, Gunnison – UT Director of Rural Hospital Development & Stake President Greg Rosenvall graduated from BYU, summa cum laude, in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, he worked in with Exxon Mobile in Texas. For the past 15 years, he has worked for the Utah Hospital Association, as a hospital administrator and now as a director [...]