Sheldon senior makes Scouting's top honor
Victor Emmanuel Palma, a member of Troop No. 175 in Eugene, was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor on Feb. 17 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Eagle Scout is the highest honor awarded by the Boy Scouts.
Palma, a senior at Sheldon High School, is the son of Jeanne Campos of Eugene. He has been in Scouts for seven years, earned 32 merit badges and attended or participated in the Philmont High Adventure in New Mexico and the Seabase High Adventure in Florida. He has been an assistant senior patrol leader and a quartermaster.
His service project, completed for the city of Eugene, involved improving University Park by weeding, replacing mulch, painting benches and trash containers and sandbox cleanup. The project required 158 hours and 18 helpers.
Thurston junior achieves rank of Eagle Scout
Joseph Cuellar, a member of Troop No. 75 in Springfield, was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor on March 1. Eagle Scout is the highest honor awarded by the Boy Scouts.
Cuellar, a junior at Thurston High School, is the son of Kim and Dave Cuellar of Springfield. He joined Cub Scouts in the first grade, earned 23 merit badges and attended or participated in the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program, the Key Club, National Honor society and football.
His service project, completed for the U.S. Forest Service at Honeyman State Park, involved building two hand-carved wooden benches as part of a restoration project at the park. The project required 100 hours and 9 helpers.
Pleasant Hill senior makes Eagle Scout
Lewis Laney, a member of Troop No. 417 in Pleasant Hill, will be honored at an Eagle Court of Honor on March 13 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Eagle Scout is the top honor awarded by the Scouts.
Laney, a senior at Pleasant Hill High School, is the son of Robert and Deborah Laney of Pleasant Hill. He earned 21 merit badges and was a patrol leader, senior patrol leader and camp counselor. He held leadership positions at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree and the 2007 World Jamboree.
His service project, completed for Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, involved designing and building a 30-foot-by-30-foot concrete parking area for the church group's vehicles. The project required 160 hours and 12 helpers.