On Aug. 1, Chase Gray was presented with his BSA Eagle Scout award at a ceremony provided by Troop 410 of Constantine at the American Legion.
Gray completed the Eagle badge requirements while 15 years old, making him one the youngest scouts in Troop 410 to earn the badge. He joins his uncle, Mark Salisbury, who also earned his Eagle award at 15 years, while a member of Troop 410. Only four percent of all youth who enter scouting complete the Eagle Scout requirements.
Gray has earned 35 merit badges, which also earned him the Eagle bronze palm and Eagle silver palm awards. For his Eagle project, he led the building of a patio block handicap access ramp at Jefferson Community Church, with key support from Rick Huber of Rick's Landscaping. Gray raised more than $7,000 to fund the project. His project workday was attended by Troop 410 leaders and scouts, the church youth group, and family members.
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