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Perkins earns first Outstanding Eagle Scout

Ellen Cook

Leader Editor

Mike Perkins of Tremonton was honored Friday evening at the quarterly executive board meeting of the Boy Scouts of America, held at the Lodge in Perry.  He was presented the National Eagle Scout Association Outstanding Eagle Scout award, one of the first awards of its kind to ever be presented in the Trapper Trails Council.  The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout award is granted to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state or regional level.

Brigham City resident Jared Olschewski earned the Venture Leadership and International
Scouter’s awards at the same gathering.

The prestigious recognitions were presented by Wayne M. Perry, National President of the Boy Scouts of America.

Perkins is a retired teacher at Bear River Middle School, a father of eight and a grandfather to nine.  In making the presentation, the following was read,  “His scouting contributions are impressive, spanning over 50 years and serving in 16 councils.  He is a Silver Beaver, a recipient of the Whitney M. Young award, George Meany award, Venturing Leadership award, Spurgeon award and the Distinguished Service Award of the Order of the Arrow.    He has been recognized as a James E. West Fellow and has been inducted into the Order of the Condor of the Inter-American Scout Foundation and Square Knot award from the American Legion.  His most recent recognitions are the Silver Antelope award for his exemplary service to the youth…and the Boy Scouts of America National Hall of Leadership inductee.”

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