Today we would like to recognize one of Kelly High School’s newest Eagle scouts, Casey Crenshaw. The Eagle Scout is the highest rank a Boyscout is able to achieve, a feat less than 4% of the individuals that start Scouting accomplish , requiring the scout to earn a minimum 21 merit badges, serve in a leadership capacity within the troop and plan, organize, lead and manage a community service project. This Casey’s project was comprised of the construction and installation of two dozen monofilament fishing line recycle bins at fishing sites on two local Wildlife Refuges. While a scout, he traveled to 6 states outside of Texas and the District of Columbia, was certified in wilderness first aid, completed 33 merit badges and was “tapped in” to the BSA’s service/leadership organization known as the “Order of the Arrow”. During the Summer of 2016 he traveled to the Philmont Scout Ranch, a 150,000 acre High Adventure Camp in the mountains of New Mexico near Cimmaron, where he completed a 10 day backcountry hiking trek carrying a nearly 50 pound backpack through passes over 11,000 ft, covering 66 miles. This last summer he completed the BSA’s week long Life Guard certification course and traveled to West Virginia to attend the National Jamboree, along with 30K other scouts plus 10K adult leaders. So if you see Casey Crenshaw, pass along a congratulations.