Jaden Cowley, a senior at Delta High School, completed his Eagle Scout project and passed his board of review in July. He plans to be awarded the honor at a Troop 481 Eagle Scout court of honor later this fall.
By receiving his Eagle award, Cowley joins an elite group of only 2.1 million fellow recipients since 1912, despite enrollment of nearly 90 million boys into the Boy Scouts of America over that same period of time. Fewer than 2 percent earn Boy Scouts' highest rank. Notable Eagles include political figures President Gerald Ford, Donald Rumsfeld and Ross Perot, astronauts Neil Armstrong and James Lovell, professional athletes John Beck, Deuce Lutui, Albert Belle and Bill Bradley, movie producer Steven Spielberg and financial mogul Sam Walton, to name a few.
Cowley completed over 21 merit badges and multiple rank advancements, served in positions of leadership and provided hundreds of service hours while on this trek. His final project was to design, collect materials, construct and erect two covers for the youth baseball fields behind the Bill Heddles Recreation Center. He completed the construction in the spring of 2011. Cowley had much help from the community and he would like to thank first his parents Neil and Ronda Cowley and his family for their support; secondly, Troop, 481, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its congregation; and thirdly, Paul Suppes, Delta city parks manager. Materials were donated by ISI, Doughty Steel, Pro Build, Ace Hardware, Rocky Mountain Rebar and Sherwin Williams. Cowley hopes the dugout covers will protect players from the elements and any foul balls.
In addition, Cowley is very active in his school and community where he participated in cross country, football and basketball, was junior class president, senior class treasurer and continues to work on student council. He holds a leadership position in his church as first assistant in the Priest Quorum to the bishop, Matt Clark, of the Delta Ward. He is a member of the National Honor Society and hopes to study journalism at Brigham Young University.blog comments powered by Disqus