Oregon teen earns Eagle Scout


OREGON – Boy Scout Troop 52 sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Oregon, honored Nicholas Meives-Wylie during an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony, held on July 15 at the First Presbyterian Church of Oregon. 

Meives-Wylie, the son of Julie and Wes, completed the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout and passed a board of review on June 11. He started his Scouting career with Cub Scout Pack 81 in Oregon and graduated to Boy Scout Troop 52 on March 1, 2015.

As a Boy Scout, he attended summer camps at Camp Lowden near Oregon for five years where he earned many of his merit badges. He earned the following 21 merit badges to become an Eagle Scout: camping, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the nation, citizenship in the world, communications, cooking, lifesaving, environmental science, first aid, swimming, personal management, personal fitness, family life, fingerprinting, Indian Lore, salesmanship, railroading, animal science, leatherwork, weather, and game design. To date he has earned a total of 36 merit badges and received a bronze palm, a gold palm, and a silver palm for the additional 15 badges beyond those required for the Eagle Rank.

Meives-Wylie’s Eagle project involved organizing members of his troop and friends to improve the outside appearance of the historic Chana School Museum in Oregon, during the spring of 2019. This took 115 hours of work doing pressure washing of the brick walkway, cleaning out the planting areas, and spreading 10 yards of new mulch.

He has traveled with Troop 52 on four weeklong summer trips for bicycling, camping, canoeing, fishing, and white water rafting. He attended a 6-day Junior Leader Training- NYLT, and many campouts in tents, cabins, and caves. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow, an honor camper society of the Boy Scouts of America. His leadership skills have been demonstrated in the positions of scribe, quartermaster, and assistant senior patrol leader.

At Oregon High School he has participated in cross country and track.