Five Eagle County boys earn Eagle Scout rank |

Five Eagle County boys earn Eagle Scout rank

Derek Franz
Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Five boys from local Boy Scout Troop 230, chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, have been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts. Each boy completed an Eagle Scout project that benefited the community in order to earn their rank advancement.

• Chris Hing, a 2008 Eagle Valley High School graduate, built a “serenity cart” for the hospital. These carts are used in hospitals for the nurses, doctors and any other staff member who needs a little break. The cart carries a CD player, soothing CDs, headphones, aroma therapy, lotions, uplifting books, neck massager and more.

• Bryan Matthews, a 2009 EVHS graduate, built a stone retaining wall and bench, and planted a flower bed for the Eagle Cemetery.

• Trevor Grayson, a 2009 Eagle Valley graduate, built two soccer goals for each of the elementary schools – Gypsum, Red Hill, Brush Creek and Eagle Valley – and distributed donated soccer balls.

• Wade Fowler, a 2009 Eagle Valley graduate, built a trap bunker for the Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club.

• Josh Smith, an Eagle Valley senior, built a shade structure for the Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club.

Processing the Eagle Scout degree paperwork takes several months, said Sara Smith, the wife of Troop 230’s scout master.

“Most of them turn it in right before their 18th birthdays,” she said. “Then it takes another two months to get back to us. It takes time to do these things.”

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