by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Brooks Fabian Thomas Yeager, an Eagle Scout, plans to study engineering in college.To honor a new Eagle Scout, about 45 family members, friends and fellow boy scouts attended an assembly last month at Riverdale Grade School.

Portland Elks Lodge representative Ralph Hartmann on Dec. 22 presented Brooks Fabian Thomas Yeager of Boy Scout Troop No. 110 with an American flag that was flown over the nation’s capital in his name.

Yeager, an Oregon Episcopal School senior, also received a certificate of achievement from the members of Lodge No. 142. His older brother, Jordan Yeager, and his cousin, Gavin Wray, also Eagle Scouts, participated in the ceremony. Brooks Yeager’s troop is based in the Riverdale neighborhood.

For his Eagle Scout project, Brooks Yeager designed and built a dock in the Oregon Episcopal School wetlands. From the shore, the dock juts 10 feet out into the water, according to an announcement from his mother, Julie Fiene Yeager. The project improves safety on the dock, which students and teachers use to launch kayaks and canoes. Teachers and students previously used the uneven shoreline, according to the announcement.

Brooks Yeager plans to attend college next year and is considering studying engineering. While in high school, he will have earned seven varsity letters in soccer and lacrosse.

An Eagle Scout has obtained the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. To achieve the rank, a Boy Scout must evince leadership, service and outdoor skills and earn at least 21 merit badges. Since its first year in 1911, 1.7 million young men have become Eagle Scouts, the announcement said.

Jillian Daley can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 503-636-1281, ext. 109. Follow her on Twitter, @jilliandaley.

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