Three metro-area teens have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America program.
Talon Michael Mead, 16, of Oklahoma City, is a member of Troop 168 chartered to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, under the direction of Scoutmaster Daniel Kemp.
Talon demonstrated leadership to others in a service project benefiting White Fields Boys Home, where he oversaw the construction and installation of a Lifeguard chair for the indoor pool. Talon believes Scouting prepares young adults for life and helps create long-lasting friendships. When not Scouting, Talon attends Putnam City North High School and is a Francis Tuttle Ambassador.
Talon's parents are Tony and Kristi Mead.
Brayden Burke, 16, of Edmond, is a member of Troop 685 chartered to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Edmond, under the direction of Scoutmaster Nathan Davis. Brayden demonstrated leadership to others in a service project benefiting Mark Twain Elementary School in Oklahoma City. His project was to manage the construction and installation of raised flowerbeds for the school. When learning of Mark Twain Elementary School's desire to have raised butterfly gardens, Brayden began working closely with teacher Karen Macway, building the raised beds and planting native flowering plants to attract butterflies.Brayden is a straight A student at Edmond Santa Fe High School, where he plays the French Horn in marching band. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys fishing, archery and rifle hunting. Brayden is the youngest of five children, and his three older brothers have each received the rank of eagle. Brayden's parents are Marde and Renee.
Lathen Migliorino, 17, of Norman, also has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 792 chartered to the First Presbyterian Church in Norman, under the direction of Scoutmaster Dan Wacker.
Lathen demonstrated leadership to others in a service project benefiting Whittier Middle School. His project was to manage the construction and installation of five benches for the school’s playground. A student at Norman North High School, Lathen is a member of the National Honor Society and the varsity football and baseball teams. His favorite memory of Scouting is fishing, backpacking and kayaking in Alaska with his Troop. Lathen's parents are Nick and Renee.
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