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Eagle Diego Calderon

Diego Calderon received his Eagle Scout Award at a ceremony on Sunday, April 26, 2015. He was a member of Venture Crew sponsored by the Spanish Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the son of Mere and Delia Calderon. Diego graduated from Virgin Valley High School in 2014 where he participated in track and football. He is currently attending Snow College. For his Eagle Project he collected 500 pairs of eyeglasses. Then he cleaned them and with the help of the Young Women in his branch, made cases for the glasses and sent them to Mexico to be given to those who needed them. Spanish Branch President David Leavitt gave the Eagle charge to Diego. He challenged Diego to, “Live as to bring honor to your brother scouts and exemplify all the points of the scout law. America has many great things to offer but America will only be as great as the quality of its citizens. I challenge you to build your community with unselfish work, have a reverence to God and leave behind a record that you will be justly proud. The scout oath and law are a solemn oath and obligation to God and country and all human beings.” President Leavitt had Diego make the scout sign and pledge to always strive to be prepared and help other people and to live the scout oath and law. Tony Oxborrow and his wife who are currently serving a mission for the LDS church in Peru Cusco Family History Records preservation spoke at the court of honor via Skype. Mr. Oxborrow helped Diego throughout his advancement in scouting, taking him on campouts and helping him with his merit badges and Eagle Project. Diego presented his mentor pin to Mr. Oxborrow, "I am very grateful for his help in achieving this rank of Eagle Scout." Mark Tichenor, District Commissioner of the Virgin River Valley, presented Diego with an engraved pocket knife as a reminder to always be prepared.

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