ROCK SPRINGS — Ben Bae received the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor on Sept. 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Rock Springs Stake Center.
Eagle Scout is Boy Scout’s highest ranking. For his service project, he led others in covering trees at Owl’s Nest with wire to protect them from animals. He has served as senior patrol leader in Troop 5, and he attended National Junior Leadership Training.
The special Eagle program was conducted by Jeremy Weber II. It began with an prayer by Mia Bae and a flag ceremony by Troop 5.
Guest speaker Ben Hansen spoke of the value of Scouting in the lives of young men. He said it helps them to improve physically, spiritually, socially and educationally.
Ben Bae’s father, Jongsun Bae, spoke of his experiences in coming to the United States for college and getting a job here. Your life can be blessed if you do what the savior wants you to do Jongsun said.
Rock Springs Ward Young Men’s counselor Jesse Wilkinson presented Ben Bae with his medal Eagle Badge. Ben Bae then presented Eagle dad and Eagle mom pins to his parents, Jongsun and Mia Bae. He gave mentor pins to the leaders he felt had helped him the most, Vera Trefethen and Ben Hansen.
The meeting ended with a flag ceremony and a prayer by Taden Morrell. Refreshments were served.
Ben Bae, 16, is a freshman at Rock Springs High School, where he participates in cross-country and wrestling.