Highest Boy Scout rank awarded to five Parker boys

November 14, 2017 by  

Five friends and students of Chaparral High School were recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement the Boy Scouts of America gives to its members, in a joint Court of Honor ceremony held in Parker.

The five boys did their own projects about a cause for which they had a great deal of passion. They worked together in terms of helping each other with the requirements and paperwork for the Eagle Scout award, and also volunteered their time on each other’s projects:

• More than 200 pairs of shoes were collected by Mason Jensen, who then had volunteers clean, repair, and package the footwear before it was delivered to residents in Haiti.
• A school supply drive was organized by Jake Dedrickson, who had the supplies delivered to children in Ecuador through the Humanity Core organization.
• Donations of materials were requested by Cooper Findlay for the building of a storage shed for the lacrosse team of the high school.
• Close to 3,600 grave markers for the Billion Graves organization were photographed and digitized by Jensen Zaugg and volunteers to help people connect with their ancestors.
• Through sales of cookie dough, William Ridge built benches for schools in Haiti for a program that feeds undernourished children.

Flyers could be used to provide more information about the rank of Eagle Scout and the requirements for being awarded it.