Eagle Scout Award Presented

Junior Caleb Gail Earns Eagle Scout in Troop 108

Caleb VanNatta Gail, 17, of Troop 108, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. He has distinguished himself as an Eagle Scout of Troop 108 in the Cascade Pacific Council. Gail was recognized in ceremonies on November 9 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Salem, OR. He received a flag, flown in his name over the Nation's Capital in Washington D.C. by the Elks Club of Keizer.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Since the first Boy Scout earned his Eagle award 100 years ago in 1912, the distinction has been earned by more than two million young men. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating ideals of service and leadership, including organizing and leading an extensive service project. Fewer than five percent of Boy Scouts nationwide attain this illustrious rank. Gail chose to complete a project for the Willamette Humane Society. Gail joins other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them former President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg.

Gail is a junior at Sprague High School and is the son of Mary Louise VanNatta and Harvey Gail.


  • Created By Carter McQuigg -- 5/23/2017

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