By Bill Hicks
Vanden High School student Kristopher Kandle, 15, earned the honor of Eagle Scout through Boy Scout Troop 897. A ceremony honoring Kandle’s achievement took place May 30 at the Travis Air Force Base USO Ballroom.
Kandle earned 33 merit badges leading up to becoming an Eagle Scout, which was well-beyond the 21 needed to earn the Eagle Scout award. Kandle’s progress toward the honor was made more difficult due to the fact that his military family has relocated numerous times.
As a result, Kandle experienced Scouting in five different councils, including a stint in Japan.