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Eagle Hogan Fowles

Tyson Wilson and Hogan Fowles received their Eagle Scout awards at a Court of Honor. They are members of Venture Crew 2341 sponsored by Bunkerville 2nd Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tyson’s Eagle Project was installing lights on the flag pole at the Bunkerville LDS Church so the flag can be lighted at night. His favorite merit badges were rife shooting and tracking. He is a senior at Virgin Valley High School where he a member of the band, marching band, orchestra, FFA, Interact, and National Honor Society. He is the son of Vicki and Trent Wilson and he plans to serve a mission for the LDS church when he graduates.

Hogan’s Eagle Project was painting and stenciling the green arches at Virgin Valley High School that at the entrance to the parking lots. His favorite merit badges were archery and camping. He also did a 50-mile hike in the Unitahs with his Venture Crew. He participated in football, basketball and golf at Virgin Valley High School and has received a scholarship to play football at Snow College. He is the son of Dave and Kris Fowles.

Mark Tichenor, chairman of the Virgin River Valley BSA, formed the Eagle’s nest asking all those that had received their Eagle Award to come up front and be seated. Evan Wilson, Tyson’s grandfather, gave the Eagle Charge, challenging them to “build your lives on a solid foundation of clean living and lead only to the best and highest service so that those who know you will be inspired to finer living. America has many fine things, but America depends on the quality of its citizens. America has a great past and you can help make the future even greater. I charge you to dedicate your life to the common good, honest work, unselfish service and reverence for God. I welcome you into the brotherhood of the Eagle scouts and ask you to reaffirm your allegiance to the scout oat and law by pledging your “sacred honor” just as the signers of the Declaration of Independence did.” Wilson had Tyson and Hogan raise their right arm, making the scout sign and repeat the Scout Oath and Law.

Crescent Hardy said, “you have both learned how to complete something. As you go through life there are always things to complete and move forward and remembering the scouting principles will help you attain your goal. The greatest privilege in life is to have a family and the scout oath and law will help you be a better father.” Hardy presented each of them with an American flag that was flown over the US Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Josh Tietjen, Hogan’s scoutmaster, spoke and asked Tyson and Hogan to remember the scout law and follow the 12 points of the scout law. “Remember each day to strive to live by these principles and I promise you, your life will be better and you will be able to touch others and make their lives better.”

Hogan presented his mentor pin to Tietjen in appreciation for his help in completing his Eagle Project. Tyson presented his mentor pin to his Dad to thank him for his help along to trail to Eagle. Hogan and Tyson each gave their parents pins also. Mark Tichenor presented Hogan and Tyson pocket knives engraved with “Eagle Scout” to remind them of their commitment to continue to live the Scout Oath and Law.

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