The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed the rank of Eagle Scout on Teagon Harris, age 15.
Teagon 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 May 27.
By tradition, his mother pinned the Eagle badge to her son's uniform. It was her fourth time to do this. Teagon's brothers Camren, Tayson and Chayden received their Eagle rank previously.
Only five percent of eligible Scouts have earned Scouting's highest honor since the inception of the Eagle rank in 1912.
The planning, coordination, and completion of an extensive service project is one of the requirements for the Eagle rank. Teagon's project involved building two large tent platforms at LDS Ragged Mountain Recreation Camp five miles above Paonia Reservoir. Thirteen people participated, giving a combined 185 hours of service under Teagon's leadership.
Teagon is a sophomore at Olathe High School. He has participated in football, wrestling and track since he was very young. He enjoys school and strives for academic achievement.
In a few years Teagon anticipates serving a mission for his church. Then he wants to study fire science and emergency medical services at Brigham Young University, hoping to become a firefighter or paramedic.
Teagon is the son of Chad and Jill Harris of Olathe.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.