Eagle Scout status achieved by Brandywine graduate

Published 3:21 pm Tuesday, February 8, 2005

By By ERIN VER BERKMOES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Boy Scouts' highest honor finally achieved.
After a bit of waiting and sorting of paperwork the crowning achievement in the Boy Scout world has finally been reached by Adam Briggs, 18 of Niles, who was awarded his Eagle Scout rank on Sunday, Feb. 6, at a court of honor held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Niles.
Briggs is a Brandywine High School graduate and the son of Robert and Kathleen Briggs of Niles.
One of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout is that you must do some sort of service project that is helpful to any religious institution, school, or to your community. Briggs completed his project when he was just 14 years old.
Briggs organized members of his troop in southeast Idaho, where the family lived prior to moving to the Niles area, to help him go out and ask for donations for supplies and a local lumber yard donated some lumber and other materials to make the chalk boards.
He then rounded up the troop again and asked them to help with the painting, sanding and staining of the wood.
When the Broggs family first moved to the area, Adam ended up joining the troop that was sponsored by his church. Caleb Adams, Scoutmaster performed the Eagle Scout ceremony Sunday.
For a time his troop didn't have an assistant scout master and Adam took it upon himself to do this job, even though he is only about a year older than some of the other scouts in his troop.
This coming summer Briggs will be leaving to fill a two-year mission for his church, said his mother. "He could be sent to anywhere in the world, and won't know where he is headed until sometime in the spring."