Brandon Conklin, a member of Boy Scout Troop 39, of Salem, was presented his Eagle Scout Award in December.
For his Eagle Scout Project, Conklin chose to build a lean to shelter, a doghouse and a toy box for the Salem Animal Shelter. Family, friends and fellow Scouts assisted Conklin as they built the items for his Eagle Scout project.
Conklin has worked as a member of the staff for the Camp Powhatan Summer program with the Boy Scouts of America for the past two summers.
Conklin, a senior at Salem High School, is a member of the Salem Honor Society. Conklin is also a starter for the school’s wrestling team.
Conklin, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is active in its youth program. He has also participated in the church’s youth early morning seminary program. The program is designed for high school freshman through seniors. Prior to the school day, the youth meet to discuss the Scriptures.
Conklin plans to attend Virginia Western Community College after graduation followed by his commitment to serve a two-year mission for his church.
-Submitted by Jennifer Brown