LITTLETON, COLO.—Fifteen-year-old Jackson Wehrli had just one request when he was planning his recent Eagle Court of Honor: he wanted to share that once-in-a-lifetime event with his great-grandfather, Gilbert Allington.
His family was eager to accommodate his wish. Brother Allington is a special man. For starters, he is 101 years old. And second, he is a proud Eagle Scout who still wears the uniform with pride at Scouting events.
So Jackson recently made the trip with his parents from their home in Littleton, Colo., to Holladay, Utah, so Brother Allington could participate in the ceremony near his home.
The traditional “Eagle’s Nest” at Jackson’s Court of Honor formed a timeless tableau. Four generations of Eagle Scouts were recognized — including Jackson; his father, Christopher Wehrli; his grandfather, Donald Wehrli; and great-grandfather Gilbert Allington.
Having all four of the family’s Eagle Scouts together and in uniform “was a special event,” recalled Jeri Wehrli, Jackson’s grandmother.
The family’s Scouting story traces its beginnings to the 1920’s when young Gilbert — a lifelong members and a Holladay native — became part of the Church-sponsored Scout Troop 50. Read more
(By Jason Swensen, LDS Church News. The Boy Scouts of America Communications Department was not involved in the creation of this content.)