Daven L., 18, of the Calumet Council is the most recent in a long line of Eagle Scouts in his family.
The Scouting succession originally began with Daven’s grandfather who served as a Cubmaster more than 50 years ago. The legacy has been carried down by Daven’s father, brother, three of his uncles, and two of his cousins, who are all Eagle Scouts.
“Having pretty much all of my family being Eagle Scouts is a tough thing to live up to,” Daven shared with the Chicago Tribune. “However, I am finally now in the Eagle Club.”
The Scout now joins the ranks of the other men in his family after gaining approval from the Eagle Scout Board of Review for completing his Eagle project.
Daven oversaw a landscaping project for the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point, Ind., from design to execution. With help from his family, YMCA staff, and other Scouts in his troop, this Eagle planted trees, removed sod, and made a big difference in his community.
Daven told the Chicago Tribune, “Coordinating 10-plus people to get the job done correctly and efficiently wasn’t an easy task, but the most enjoyable part was knowing that I was doing this for a good cause, and it was a win-win for both me and the YMCA.”
Be sure to read the article by the Chicago Tribune for the full story on Daven and his Eagle Scout family.