The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed the rank of Eagle Scout on Chayden Harris, 18, of Olathe.
Harris is a member of BSA Unit 475 chartered by the Uncompahgre Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
His parents, family, and a large gathering were present for traditional court of honor ceremonies in Delta on Dec. 18.
The highlight of the evening came when his mother pinned the Eagle badge to his uniform.
His brothers Camren and Tayson received their Eagle rank previously, and his brother Teagon recently completed the requirements.
Only five percent of eligible Scouts have earned Scouting's highest honor since the inception of the Eagle rank in 1912. [Source: nesa.org]
Harris's Eagle service project involved sanding, repairing, and repainting the cabin doors at LDS Ragged Mountain Guest Ranch near Somerset. The task involved 12 people and a combined 156 hours of work under Chayden's leadership.
He was a champion wrestler in high school and is presently a freshman in sports exercise physiology at Brigham Young University -- Idaho.
Harris leaves in early 2017 to serve for two years as a church missionary in Spain. He will resume his education upon return.
He is the son of Chad and Jill Harris of Olathe.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.