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Eagle Cache Burnside

Cache Burnside received his Eagle Scout Award in a ceremony on August 12, 2015. He is a member of Venture Crew 2082 sponsored by the Mesquite 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His Eagle Project was planting and installing a watering system around the backside of Hunter Park to help beautify the city park and provide shade. He earned a total of 26 merit badges; only 21 are required to earn the Eagle Scout Award. He is a junior at Virgin Valley High School and a member of the wrestling team, football team and competes in roping. He is the son of Jody and Nichole Burnside . A video of eagles was shown explaining the meaning of the Eagle, “The Eagle is a symbol of strength and courage, of victory and spiritual energy; it shows triumph of good over evil. The Eagle’s gaze is fixed on heaven and is a symbol of ascension soaring to the highest height.”

Mark Tichenor, District Chairman, opened the Nation Boy Scout Court of Honor stating, “The Eagle Scout Award symbolizes years of work, 7 tracks of increments in learning safety for oneself, working as a team or being a leader. It symbolizes many hours of service and living the Scout Oath and Law. It is not a certificate to pack away but to remember in your daily activities and live to the best you can be. The character leaned in scouting will carry you throughout your life and in your work and business. The Eagle award represents you for the rest of your life – stick with your goals.” Rusty Hughes, scout leader, gave Cache the Eagle Charge, “The Eagle Award is an honor that carries with it a responsibility. You have a duty to your fellow scouts to honor the scout oath and law. America has many good things and it depends on the quality of its citizens. I charge you to lead and lead to the best and finest living. Dedicate your life to the common good, honest citizenship, unselfish service and reverence for God.”

Cache presented his mentor pin to Ray Toombs, his scoutmaster for helping him along the trail and helping them have fun while learning and camping. His mother, Nichole said, “Cache is a true scout. He could survive out in the wilderness by being creative with his surroundings. There are many skills he has learned that he enjoys & developed hobbies from, others he has learned he can do without. Thank you to all of his Scout Leaders, for their time, talents, & dedication.”

Cache said, “Working toward my Eagle has helped me learn to plan and organize people to help. My favorite merit badge was horsemanship. We went on some camp out and took our horses; those were the best times.”

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