Oskaloosa Scout earns Eagle award
Tegan Bowers, a freshman at Oskaloosa High School, has earned the Eagle Scout Award. The award is the highest rank bestowed by the Boy Scouts of America.
Bowers was recognized by family, friends and community leaders during a ceremony and dinner April 27 at his grandparents’ home in Oskaloosa.
Retired Oskaloosa teacher Ron Ellis served as master of ceremonies along with Matt Riley, who is Scoutmaster for Troop No. 88 of which Bowers is a member. Special guests included Rep. Ramon Gonzales and Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli who presented Bowers with an official certificate and commemorative coin.
In earning the Eagle Scout Award, Bowers completed 325 different requirements, including completion of 21 merit badges, 20 nights of outdoor camping, and completion of his Eagle Scout project, which involved planning and installation of electrical wiring and cooling fans at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Bowers is the son of Cheri Bowers, Oskaloosa. He is the grandson of Tom Bowers, Kansas City; the late Evelyn Taylor; and Dave Taylor, Oskaloosa.
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