Levi Reed earns rank of Eagle Scout

Levi Reed

Levi Reed

KINGMAN - Levi Reed, 15, was awarded Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor May 19. Carl Bullen, Levi's uncle and scoutmaster for most of Levi's journey, awarded the Eagle.

Levi was also presented with two silver dollars, valued at $40, for his accomplishment. He is to keep one of the silver dollars for himself, and the second one is for his first-born son in order to continue the scouting tradition.

He was in the Cub Scouts at age 6, then joined Boy Scouts when he was 10.

The young men are encouraged to become an Eagle Scout before turning 18, and Levi's hard work allowed for him to achieve the rank at 15.

"Truly, scouting in my life has made me intelligent in making right decisions in everyday life," Levi said. "I have enjoyed this scouting program and encourage any young man to achieve this."

As a scout, Levi went on several camping, hiking and survival trips. For his Eagle Scout project, he worked on a path that leads up a steep hill from the commons area in the Hualapai Mountains. Levi formed and poured cement steps to make is safer for campers.

It was quite a project, as a water trailer had to be pulled up. The concrete was lifted up the path by bucket, and Levi had 20 helpers to assist him.

"We are very proud of him," Jan Reed, Levi's mother, said. "He has always been a great young man and has learned a lot through scouting."