Yeah for our Color My World Boy Scouts who work with our organization to complete their rank advancement to eagle scout.
Bailey Jensen of Moultonborough was awarded the rank of Eagle on Friday, August 12, 2016 at an Eagle Court of Honor at 6:00 in the evening at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 388 North Main Street in Wolfeboro. Bailey is a member of Boy Scout Troop 650, and the troop is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service through an Eagle project. For his project, Bailey diligently organized the collection of dental hygiene supplies, organized over 40 volunteers, and worked closely with local dentists and the non-profit organization, Color My World (colormyworldkids.org) that does humanitarian work in Central and South America. Through Bailey’s willing efforts, over 900 toothbrushes, 650 tubes of toothpaste, 150 rolls of dental floss, and 100 bottles of mouthwash were collected and assembled into 150 dental kits. The kits were then donated to Color My World.
Bailey was able to travel with Color My World to help distribute these kits to adults and children in the village of Chinandega, Nicaragua. He greatly enjoyed being able to meet the people that his work would touch.
Bailey passed his final Eagle Board of Review on Wednesday, June 29th.
Bailey would like to thank Angela Hughes and the other Color My World volunteers, the local dentists who generously participated, the many local volunteers who helped to assemble the kits, his Scout Troop and leaders, and his parents and family for the many hours of help and support that have been given in pursuit of the Rank of Eagle.
The local dentists who donated supplies were:
– Dr. Darren Boles, Laconia - Children’s Dentistry of the Lakes Region, Gilford - Dr. George Felt, Meredith - Dr. Nicholas Fleury, Meredith - Interlakes Family Dental Center, Moultonboro - Dr. Robert Maguire, Wolfeboro - Dr. Richard Neal, Jr., Wolfeboro - Dr. Benjamin Selle, Wolfeboro - Dr. Shawn Silva, Wolfeboro - Dr. Charlie Simpson, Wolfeboro - Dr. Garrett Taoka, Center Harbor