Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 26, 2012

Caleb Miller earns Eagle

Caleb Samuel Miller, 16, is receiving his Eagle Scout award today, Sunday, July 29, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Salisbury. His Scoutmaster, David B. Wilson, is making the presentation.
As a Cub Scout in Pack 442 at First United Methodist Church, Caleb earned the God and Me and God and Family awards, as well as Cub Scouts’ highest award, the Arrow of Light. As a Boy Scout in Troop 442, he earned 47 merit badges and completed more than 100 nights of camping.  He served as Troop Webmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, and presently serves as an Instructor.
Caleb completed a backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2010 and he is a member of the Order of the Arrow. Along with other members of Troop 442, he participated in North Carolina’s Big Sweep project for several years, cleaning trash from the Yadkin River and earning the Conservation Good Turn award.
He has earned the Philmont Arrowhead, two 50-Miler awards (one for backpacking and one for canoeing), Philmont’s Duty to God, the Mile Swim, Kayaking BSA, Snorkeling BSA and World Conservation awards. In 2011, he completed the Counselor-in-Training program at Camp John J. Barnhardt and completed the National Youth Leader Training course. Also, he earned the National Outdoor Achievement Awards for Camping, Aquatics and Riding.  
A junior at East Rowan High School, Caleb has been on the Honor Roll, student council, cross country team and indoor track team.  He is an active member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury, where he is a member of the youth group.  Caleb also is a member of Younglife.
For his Eagle Scout leadership service project, Caleb planned and led a team of scouts and other volunteers in improving the landscaping, walkways and parking lot at Enon Baptist Church.
Caleb is the son of Van and Jackie Miller of Salisbury and brother of Eagle Scouts Ashby and Craig Miller.