Surrounded by his family, friends and fellow Scouts, 17-year-old Codey Wheelock was bestowed with the Scout organization’s highest honor.
On Saturday afternoon, during a ceremony at Bovina United Methodist Church, Wheelock was awarded the highest achievement one can attain, the rank of Eagle Scout.
Wheelock, a junior at River City Early College, was required to earn a total of 21 merit badges to qualify for Eagle Scout. The review process can be quite lengthy and only four percent of Scouts ever earn this achievement. Wheelock is the first scout from Troop 104 to achieve this honor.
During the ceremony, Codey Wheelock bestowed commemorative pins to his father, David Wheelock, and mother, Amber Wheelock. He also bestowed similar honors on current Scout leader Justin White, his former leader Mike Rasch, and his Guidance Counselor from school Marion Richardson and took the opportunity to thank them all for their positive influence in his life.
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