Brennan Starr achieves rank of Eagle Scout

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Boy Scout Troop 49 honored Brennan Gregory Starr, 18, at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, April 9, at the Kemmerer Stake Center. Starr is the son of Dr. Jeremy and Carrie Starr. 

Only 2 percent of Scouts attain the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout must have completed at least 21 merit badges and organized a service project that benefits his church, community or school.

Starr led a crew that worked with the BLM to build cages around young willow trees. The cages would protect the willows from wildlife so that they could grow to maturity. The trees were the only willows in the area, so making sure they stayed alive was important. 

Starr, a senior at Kemmerer High School, has been active in choir, band, robotics, Honor Society, speech and debate and track. During his scouting career, he attended boy scout and high adventure camps.

Some of his most memorable times were white water rafting at Palisades, hiking up to Table Rock in the Tetons and last summer canoeing the Green River on an overnight campout. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and plans on studying chemical engineering at University of Utah after serving a two-year mission for his church.