Cliff Meyer earns Eagle Scout award


Cliff Meyer of Switzerland County Boy Scout Troop #741 has attained the rank of Eagle Scout — a prestigious accomplishment requiring hard work and dedication for over six years.

Eagle Scout — the highest rank available through the Boy Scouts of America — requires a young man to pass many requirements and help the community with several service projects.

Cliff Meyer’s Eagle Scout service project consisted of the restoration, painting, and landscaping of the park, gazebo, and benches at Jennings Park in Vevay during 2003.

The Boy Scout program helps teach boys the long-honored codes of morality from which this country was founded; as spoken in the Boy Scout oath: “Duty to God and my country.”

The program uses outdoor survival, exploration, and physical activity to teach independence, confidence, teamwork, and a sense of community obligation.

Cliff Meyer has taken part in Boy Scout activities from Switzerland County to the Pacific Coast, from Arizona to Northern Washington state. The activities included rock climbing, caving, hiking, mountain climbing, camping, fishing, rifle and shotgun shooting, canoeing, and swimming.

Cliff Meyer has earned his life guard certification trough Boy Scouts, which has led to his current employment as a lifeguard with the Switzerland County YMCA.

Any boys ages 11-18 who are interested in learning more about the Boy Scouts of America and scouting here in Switzerland County may call Bob Meyer at 427-2229.