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Sugarcreek teen recognized for scouting achievement

| April 21, 2022
The Tuscarawas County Commissioners recently recognized Caleb Meek of Sugracreek Troop 91 for achieving the rank of Eagle. Caleb posed for a photo afterward with his parents and younger sister. (WJER Radio)

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (April 21, 2022) – The Tuscarawas County commissioners continue recognizing area Boy Scouts who attain the club’s highest achievement.

Last week, they publicly commended Caleb Meek of Sugarcreek Troop 91, who earned the rank of Eagle for overseeing the installation of an observation deck overlooking the Norma Johnson Center’s Conservation Pond.

“Caleb Meek has also helped with other Eagle Scout projects. He also helps repair boards on the paths, and volunteers at the fall festival and scarecrow making at the Norma Johson Center.”

Caleb is a junior at Garaway High School who plans to study Civil Engineering at Akron University. He says his Eagle Scout project taught him how to be a leader.

“Because I had to lead like the whole project and get everything planned for it… My dad and scoutmaster were very supportive of it.”

Caleb is the son John and Shannon Meek of Sugarcreek. They appreciated the recognition (and said they couldn’t be more proud of his accomplishment).

“[I’m] a little bit speechless but I mean I knew the hard work he put in for six years. It probably would have been a year earlier but COVID really put a damper in how we got things done, but we’re all just really proud of him,” Caleb’s father said.

The National Eagle Scout Association estimates that only around five percent of all boy scouts earn the designation.

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