Summit Country Day School junior Lucas Valle, Anderson Township, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest attainable rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
To achieve Eagle Scout status, a scout must complete the necessary requirements including earning at least 21 merit badges as well as planning and leading a major service project.
For his Eagle Scout project, Lucas collected iPods, downloaded music onto them and gave them to veterans with dementia at the Ohio Veterans Home.
“I was volunteering there and noticed a lot of the veterans did not want to take part in the many activities that OVH has to offer,” Lucas said. “I have a love of music and decided that for my project I would share that love.”
The project took Lucas a year to complete. He gathered donations from Troop 128, friends, family and the school.
“It’s an honor to be a part of the four percent of scouts who earn the Eagle Scout rank,” he said. “It truly is a great feeling.”