At 15, Brandon Hanks is on the young side to earn his Eagle Scout badge, Scouting’s highest and most coveted honor.
But the Camas High School sophomore had two motivating reasons to do so.
“I really wanted to finish my Eagle Scout project before my Dad is deployed again,” he said. “And my Dad told me I couldn’t get my driver’s license until I finished it.”
Hanks has been going to the Jack, Will and Rob Boys & Girls Club since he was a fourth-grader, so he decided it was a great place to do his Scouting project.
“Dad and I were talking, and he asked what I thought about fixing up the storage room and making it more usable,” Hanks said.
He approached JWR Program Director Mandy Cervantes, who welcomed the idea.
“There wasn’t much room to walk around in there and every time we would clean out the room it wouldn’t stay that way because of not having adequate storage.”